“The face you burned is the face I love….I am alive and flourishing”
November 26, 2017
Laxmi Agarwal (A survivor and campaigner against acid attacks)
In 2005, at the tender age of 15, Laxmi, was attacked with acid by three men, near Tuglaq road in New Delhi. Reason for the attack? She refused to marry one of them, who was more than double her age at the time.
Acid attack refers to the act of throwing acid or a similarly corrosive substance on another with the intention to disfigure, torture and kill the victim. The most commonly used acids are sulfuric and nitric acid, although hydrochloric acid is also used sometimes. These corrosive chemicals damage the skin, tissues and sometimes even