Acid Attack Victims- The Face of Courage

2.Laxmi Agarwal story

Laxmi AgarwalLaxmi Agarwal was born on 1 June 1990 is an Indian campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks and a TV host. She is an acid attack survivor and speaks for the rights of acid attack victims in India. She was attacked in 2005 at age fifteen, by a 32-year-old man Gudda and his alias Naeem Khan whose advances she had rejected. Her story, among others, was told in an exceedingly series on acid attack victims by Hindustan Times. She has additionally advocated against acid attacks through gathering 27,000 signatures for a petition to curb acid sales, and taking that cause to the Indian Supreme Court. Her petition led the Supreme Court to order the central and state governments to control the sale of acid, and therefore the Parliament to form prosecutions of acid attacks easier to pursue.

Acid attack victims before and after

Laxmi Agarwal before and after

Laxmi was born in New Delhi and belongs to a middle-class family. Laxmi was acid attacked when she was 15. At the age of fifteen, she was attacked by one of the buddies of his brother. the person named Naeem Khan was twice her age and kept on proposing her before the attack. As she had refused his advances and proposal, she was attacked by the person and his alternative 2 companions in the Tughlaq road. She was busy shopping in the market while the incident had occurred. She was saved by a taxi driver and was taken to the Safdarjang Hospital. She had 9 major operations to reduce the pain of the burn. The last operation had sent her on ventilation for 4 long days. Yet, Laxmi had survived and become the hope of all acid victims of the planet.

Her fight against society

Laxmi Agarwal acid attack survivor

In the year 2013, Laxmi had raised a petition to restrict the sale of acids that are resulting in these attacks. A regulation in the sale of the acids had been ordered by the Supreme Court of India. Though the ban on selling the acids under-18 and also the demand of photograph ID throughout the sale was the difficulty, Laxmi, and her fellow staff had discovered that acids were still distributed very easily. After that, they’d initiated the ‘Shoot Acid’ campaign that was additionally concerning the sale of acids within the numerous districts.

Laxmi Agarwal husband and daughter

Laxmi and Alok with daughter Pihu.

During the ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ Campaign, Laxmi had met and fallen Alok Dixit who is a journalist and social activist. Alok and Laxmi had determined to spend their lives along because of social intervention, they didn’t choose to get married. according to them, they don’t need to get married to declare to the world that they want to spend their lives along. The couple had a baby named Pihu. Laxmi and Alok both works along to assist and support the acid attack victims from completely different parts of the country.

Laxmi agarwal international women of courage award

She is the director of Chhanv Foundation, an NGO dedicated to assisting the acid attack survivors in India. Laxmi received 2014 International women of courage award by United States 1st woman Michelle Obama. She was also elected as the NDTV Indian of the Year.

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