Thursday, 29 January 2015
Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Thursday, January 29, 2015 4 comments
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.