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IN Health & Fitness ON 06 Sep, 2015
If we think about the most brutal attack against humanity, Acid attacks would be on the top. We all can never feel that pain of the victims even in our worst nightmares.
People working as social activists claim that capital punishments are against humanity! Can these people justify any logical reason behind acid attacks not being ''against that same humanity?'', No, they can't.
They don't go through just pain, but from an enormous financial crisis and an even larger amount of societal apathy.
Acid attack survivors have all proved with the time that they are one of the strongest people alive. They are strong because they choose to live through any and every pain, they are stronger because they fight their battle all alone, and they are the strongest because they defeat the whole community of "the heinous crime perpetrators".
Just read this story, and I promise, she will teach you the hardest lessons of life!
Reshma is the resident of Allahabad, India. One bad day when she was on her way to her school, her own brother-in-law and some of his friends came rushing and threw concentrated sulphuric acid on her!
The reason behind such a heinous crime doesn't matter. What matters is the extent to which a human can go down on his ethics as a society animal.
She lost her left eye completely and her right eye doesn't open perfectly. Her skin got very tightened and shrunk due to excessive burns.
We can't even see ourselves losing some hair per day and she has lost her face with which she lived for 17 long years!
She got a chance to feature herself in a commercial! This video came from the Indian awareness organisation "Make Love Not Scars" and was titled How To Get Perfect Red Lips!
The video is a tutorial on how to apply lipstick perfectly. She teaches that the first step is to scrub lips using toothbrush followed by the application of balm and a lip liner with lipstick to be applied in the end.
Her IndieGoGo campaign raised 9000$ which will hopefully be enough for her ongoing treatment in a Bengaluru hospital.
The tone of her lipstick advertisement changes when she tells us how easy it is to buy acid in some parts of the world. A bottle of Coca Cola is more expensive than sulphuric acid!
A famous Indian National daily, TOI reported that the government was 'developing a software for the online regularisation of sale of acid' in order to register buyers and trace its use. Hope it gets implemented soon! Share and pray that we don't get to read about another Reshma!