Friday, 2 August 2013
Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Friday, August 02, 2013 No comments
I must be honest. So far, I have always only read passing excerpts in newspapers about acid attacks, and to my shame, I have always just flipped the page over, and continued living my life.
However, your recent campaign, very simply yet profoundly stated "Stop Acid Attacks!" has left me broken and utterly dismayed. How is it that I have been that insensitive to such callousness? I immediately got reminded of the women in my life who I dearly cherish, my mother being one, and I could not stand to imagine a single act of momentary barbarism leaving her beautiful face scarred for life!
How is it that such madness has been allowed to continue? How is it that those who have been suffering, have been suffering unheard? How is it that in this day and age, when India is cementing it's place as an economic superpower, and spends billions marketing itself as a retreat for harmony, tradition, and culture, can this gross dehumanization be allowed?!
I want to say that I stand with you and my sisters in support, and have begun reading up and following more on what's going on. I want to and will do all that it is within my power to further sensitize people around me. I am following your website to see how more I can help. I also sing in two bands, and from here on out I will, in some way, try to incorporate this message and this initiative, in the shows that we do. As a matter of fact, if you have any t-shirts, I will buy them, and become a breathing billboard!
These voices must be heard. This madness must be stopped.
I wish you and all my sisters the very best in this fight, and want to reiterate that which every Indian will soon say - You are not alone in this fight. We fight with you. God himself fights for you.