Laxmi Agarwal and other survivors celebrate womanhood.

Laxmi Aggarwal and other acid attack survivors spread awareness by walking on the ramp in Thane on Women's Day.

Posted 1 year ago in Entertainment, updated 1 year ago.

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International Women's day is a day to fight for the rights of women and celebrate the courageous act of women who made a difference in the society. It is an opportunity to create awareness and make women realize their importance in the society. Laxmi Agarwal, a social activist and an acid attack survivor took this as an opening for making people aware of their struggles and journey until today.

Laxmi Agarwal along with other survivors walked the ramp in  Vivianna mall, Thane today. They tried to spread a message amongst people in a sensitive manner. They even launched a campaign against the illegal sale of acid.  Laxmi Agarwal along with other survivors walked the ramp in  Vivianna mall, Thane today. They tried to spread a message amongst people in a sensitive manner. They even launched a campaign against the illegal sale of acid.  Laxmi Agarwal has gone through a similar ordeal. She was just 15 when was attacked by a man (two times her age).  The man stalked her for a year and when she did not give him an affirmative answer, he threw a bottle of acid on her face

 

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 From last few years, she is active in the awareness campaigns under 'Stop Acid Attack'. She created an atmosphere of empathy for other survivors. Not only this, she took the initiative to pass a law against the illegal sale of acid and succeeded. The other survivors shared their experience as well. They described their pain and suffering.

The message was loud and clear. 'We are not ashamed of our appearance. What if our skin is burned and scarred. We are proud of what we are and are ready to fight against all the odds. We will continue our fight until the narrow-mindedness of our society does not change.'  Laxmi Agarwal said "As an acid attack survivor, it was and it is a challenge to start everything from zero. It's difficult to concentrate on anything when a part of your body is still burning from inside."  She also stated that their right as a woman cannot be robbed by their ill fate and wrongdoings of male ego. Laxmi, at present, is living a normal life with her husband and daughter. We wish your courage and determination motivates other survivors and women to take a stand against their right and injustice.


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