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IN People ON 17 Nov, 2016
Acid attack is not something unheard, especially in India where we hear acid throwing accidents and stories regarding acid attack victims every day in the news. It's a shame, isn't it? It has shocked the conscience of our nation again and again.
Unbeaten survivors, their horrific stories, mutilated faces and families losing themselves bringing their faces back to life, is a lot. But we still don't care?
Why haven't we done enough? Why don't we care when we can revolt for equal feminine rights? Why isn't there any safety in India for acid attacks?
Maybe because it is the worst infliction in the human society and you are scared to stand tall with the survivors. Think about them, who are still hidden in their houses, still figuring out ways to accept their lives. And then think about the ones who have risen above all odds to fight for their self.
Let's call them HEROES! In fact, let's call all of them heroes.
From the figure rising to 122 in 2013 and 349 in 2014, activists say that the figure has further risen to 500 in 2015. There are still a lot of the cases hidden somewhere, making it 1000 the number.
Alok Dixit, the founder of Stop Acid Attack campaign agrees with the report findings and has even established a cafe in Agra. The cafe is run by the acid attack survivors. Their aim is to make them winners, and leaders, enough to make them stand for their own cause.
The life, the survivors have to lead have made us shudder at the thought, and we need to continue shuddering until every woman in this country is safe from cruelty and acid violence.
Tomorrow, we will see HEROES, rising up to life and no more acid attacks. #stopacidattacks