Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Wednesday, March 06, 2013


She is Ila, who works as a travel professional in Delhi. She was attacked by a person by acid and which destroyed her complete life.

This incident happened while she was out for some work at rajendra nagar area of Delhi.

By the time Ila could recognise the offender, he had already ran away. Ila called for help for very long, but nobody turned up.

Later, she was taken to the gangaram hospital, but due to the absence of the Burn Unit, she could not be given proper first aid and was recommended to some other hospital.

Ila’s condition was deteriorating because of the insufficient medication facilities. Later, her treatment was done at sunderlal Jain hospital. And immediately after that, she went to the state of coma.

After this, for the next 6 months, Ila went through many minor and major operations which costing lakhs. Later when she arrived home, her body complete body was bandaged.

Today, she is home. But that unfortunate incident has completely changed her life. She has restarted her travel work and finds she is fortunate to be able to get back to the normal life.

Today she urges the government to make strict laws to take concrete actions against acid attacks and to help its victims to get them back to the mainstream of life.


ये इला हैं, दिल्ली की एक ट्रैवल प्रोफेशनल इला पर राजधानी दिल्ली में एक व्यक्ति ने तेज़ाब फ़ेंक दिया था. जिसमे वो बुरी तरह झुलस गयी थी.

यह घटना उस समय घटी जब वो दिल्ली के राजेंद्र प्लेस में स्थित अपने ऑफिस के बाहर थी. इसी दौरान एक अज्ञात व्यक्ति आया और उन पर तेज़ाब फ़ेंक दिया.

जब तक इला उस व्यक्ति को देख पाती वो उन पर तेज़ाब फ़ेंक कर भाग गया था. वहीँ तेज़ाब से इला का चेहरा पिघलने लगा. वो मदद के लिए चिल्लाई लेकिन काफी देर तक लोग उनके आसपास से गुजरे तो सही लेकिन किसी ने मदद नहीं की.

बाद में कोई उन्हें सर गंगा राम अस्पताल ले गया. लेकिन अस्पताल में बर्न यूनिट न होने की वजह से वहाँ पर उन्हें फर्स्ट ऐड के बाद उन्हें दुसरे अस्पताल के लिए रेफर कर दिया गया.

ये इला के इलाज़ का वो पीरियड था, जब उन्हें उचित इलाज़ की जरूरत थी लेकिन सही समय पर इलाज़ न मिल पाने की वजह से उनकी स्थिति और बिगड गयी.

इसके बाद उनका इलाज़ दिल्ली के ही सुन्दरलाल जैन अस्पताल में चला. इसके तुरंत बाद वो करीब एक महीने तक कोमा में चली गयी.

इसके बाद 6 माह तक इला के कई छोटे-बड़े ऑपरेशन हुए. जिसमे लाखों रूपए का खर्च आया. जब इला घर लौटी तो उनका शरीर सिर से लेकर पैर तक पट्टियों से बंधा था.

आज इला अपने घर लौट आई है. लेकिन तेज़ाब ने उनकी पूरी जिंदगी बदल दी. उनके चेहरे के साथ वह समय भी जा चुका था जो था. लेकिन इला ने फिर से नयी जिंदगी की शुरुवात की. उन्होंने अपनी ट्रैवल एजेंसी की शुरुवात की.

इला खुद को इस लिहाज़ से लकी मानती है कि किसी तरह वो एक सामान्य जीवन में लौट पा रही हैं, लेकिन वो चाहती हैं कि सरकार ऐसे कदम उठाये जिससे एसिड अटैक की शिकार अन्य महिलाओं को भी मदद मिल सके और समाज की मुख्यधारा में आ सके.


    About Us

    SAA is a campaign against acid violence. We work as a bridge between survivors and the society, as most of the victims of this brutal crime, which is much more grave in its impact than a rape, have isolated themselves after losing their face. Due to ignorance of the government and civil society, most survivors find no hope and stay like an outcast, in solitude. SAA aims to research and track acid attack cases and compile a data to get the actual situation of survivors.

    Our Mission

    We work with partners and stakeholders towards elimination of acid and other forms of burn violence and protection of survivors' rights. The process of justice to an acid attack victim remains incomplete until she gets immediate medical, legal and economic help, along with the critical social acceptance. Our vision is to free India from this crime, which reflects the flaws of our patriarchal society and abusive attitudes. We want survivors to have access to fast justice and fight back the irreparable impact of this crime.

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    Any amount you can donate to us, no matter how small, will be very gratefully received and put to good use helping acid and burns violence survivors. Your help could help pay for dressings and medical supplies for recuperating patients. A small help could help survivors with vital physical rehabilitation after an attack, including physical therapy and nursing.

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