Thursday, 29 January 2015

Fate is just too cruel for some people.

Baby Wasima hails from Fatehpur. Untimely death of her father and abject poverty had kept her away from education. She used to work at a Bidi factory and she used to be paid ₹30 for every 1000 Bidis produced. While returning back from work, she had to counter a group of 5-6 hooligans, who used to tease and make disgraceful remarks at her. Life was tough, she knew she had to work against all odds to earn a living.

One evening while returning along with her sister, they saw two men standing at a distance. Baby took her usual route, inspite of repeated coaxing from her sister to take a different route.
They had not recognized those two men from a distance. While they were passing them, the men splashed acid on her face. She thought the men had poured milk on her face. Her sister tried to catch the attackers, but they fled. When she reached home, her face was black and the family was befuddled. They took her to the government hospital in Fatehpur and the doctors disillusioned them about the acid attack. After 2-3 days of treatment, she was referred to a hospital in Kanpur.

Her face has been disfigured pitiably and she has lost her eyesight. Poverty has denied her proper treatment. 7 years after the attack, today also she is living an onerous life. Loss of eyesight has barred her from working for a living. She helps the family in household chores.


With minimal wages earned by the working members in the family, they see darkness ahead. Stop Acid Attacks campaign strives to show them a ray of hope.

4 comments:

  1. Such a tragedy! May she be blessed with strength to find peace and healing.

    ReplyDelete

Chhanv

    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.

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    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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