Saturday, 1 June 2013

Pray for Preeti

Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Saturday, June 01, 2013 No comments

Another life is struggling to cope with a brutality that puts humanity to shame. Preeti Rathi, a medical student on her way to the Indian Navy hospital in Mumbai, became a victim to an acid attack that ruptured even her internal organs, including food and wind pipe, on May 2. Breathing through a support system, Preeti is fighting for her life, while the attacker is still at large and unkown. 

Stop Acid Attacks will meet Preeti and her parents at the Bombay Hospital on Sunday 2nd June, 12pm, along with a team of acid attack fighters, who have been fighting this battle against this ghastly crime after facing it. The team wishes to motivate the survivor and her family and this is why we are bringing the acid attack fighters we have been working with to meet Preeti and her family. Stop Acid Attack volunteers will also meet the Home Minister, Maharashtra, to apprise him of Preeti's worsening condition, the lackadaisical probe in her case, and will demand urgent action in this regard. SAA will also express its concern over the rise in crimes against women in the state and discuss the pathetic state of law and order citing that a girl can be victimized like this at a public place like the busy Bandra railway station, while the accused still absconds 'unknown'. 

We request our friends from media and civil society to be present with us at the Bombay hospital and when we meet the Home Minister R R Patil on Monday, as that will strengthen our support to Preeti's family and our resistence to crimes against women, particularly acid attacks. We hope you wil not shy away from coming out in support in this battle against such inhuman crimes against women. looking forward of your support

Stop Acid Attcaks Team.


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    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.

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