5 Heroic Stories of Acid Attack Survivors

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5 Heroic Stories of Acid Attack Survivors

The Acid Survivors Foundation India is an organisation working for the rights of victims. Culprits aim not to kill the women, but led them to live a life of suffering. However, grief and stress killed their inner potential. Patriarchy is always biased and no relief fund is granted to acid attack survivors. Nearly in all parts of the world, the crime exist. The mentality of criminal, while attacking exist is that “How did she dare to say no to me”. The answer NO slams the male egoism. Acid attack on women is a mundane topic, which you encounter easily in newspapers. However, Alok Dixit launched the campaign of Stop Acid AttacksBringing out the stories of those acid burn women, their courageous journey is vividly described. Furthermore, lets join our hand to support them. While, you can employ them in your organisations.

1. Lalita Benbasi

story of acid attacker survivor

Undergone through 25 medical surgeries, doctors recreated her ears. A small quarrel argument happened in the Uttar Pradesh with cousin. The male egoism was wounded and riding on motorbike, two men throw acid on her face in the dark night. Months later, NGO Make Love Not Scars raised donations to help the victim. Every inch of the skin was burnt; Lalita was afflicted to wretchedness and pathos. Perhaps, she doesn’t spoke to word to anyone in the family.

2. Reshma Qureshi

story of acid attacker survivor

Reshma and Gulshan board a train to Uttar Pradesh. Filing the complaint against husband for kidnapping his son, Gulshan was not able to legal adoption of her son. On the early morning, the sisters were on their way to destination. Four men accosted the sisters and threw acid on the face of Reshma. Due to lack of treatment, she lost her both eyes. Months later, the girl stopped attending any societal function and cling to a room. A sense of sorrow and pain killed the beautiful Reshma.

3. Daulat Khan and Saira Bani

story of acid attacker survivor

With the involvement of woman in the acid attack, a sister and her husband throw acid on the face of three sisters. Quarreling over the family property, the trio – Daulat Khan, Saira Bani and Reshma decided to visit her elder sister. Initially, an acid was poured on their face which seems like water. Furthermore, the room was filled with smoke and dust, injuring the sisters. Two years later, employers slammed the door on their faces. While, cooking food in the kitchen, they tried not to touch their scars.

4. Shaboo


Receiving the financial and emotional support from Ashram, Shaboo was mesmerizing why acid was thrown on her face. The attack doesn’t kill her, but engulfed in the trauma of the death of her mother and brother was adopted by maternal aunt. Probably, might omnipotence power helped her to relief the trauma.

5. Geeta

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The desire to blessed with baby boy, killed many girl child. Succumbed to this idea, Geeta’s husband throw acid on her daughters and own wife. In pretension of masculinity, men drank alcohol and beat their wife. Physical assault was tolerated by Geeta every night. The night turned into horror, when he pours acid on them, to get rid of the burden. Months passed, the gruesome attack took her daughter to death and husband was released from the jail. While, her wife withdraw the FIR from police station. Henceforth, raise your voice and protest against the gruesome act.



By | 2017-06-26T09:32:24+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Trending|40 Comments

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  1. Sami June 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Deserves appreciation ☺☺

    • Ekta Jain June 26, 2017 at 12:58 pm - Reply

      Thank You Sami

  2. Beth Davidson June 26, 2017 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    I cannot believe this is a real thing, yet somehow it’s thought of as mundane in India. I hope the foundation does well getting support.

    • Ekta Jain June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Well Beth, this is a real thing you ought to believe this thing. Its not about India, only its everywhere around the globe.

  3. Lisa June 26, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    wow just wow… can’t believe that this stuff happens.

    • Ekta Jain June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Lisa, this thing happen well

  4. Ana De- Jesus June 26, 2017 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    God this is awful how people could even treat women like this but the sad part is that it is all true. I am saddened for them. I hope that more people raise awareness of acid attacks x

    • Ekta Jain June 27, 2017 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Ana lets join our hands together and create awareness among masses.

  5. Papri Ganguly June 28, 2017 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    So inspiring post. Love to read.

    • Ekta Jain June 29, 2017 at 7:22 am - Reply

      Thank You dear

  6. Heather Johnson June 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I am glad to hear of an organization like Acid Survivors Foundation India. We need to change our culture throughout the world to get men to stop thinking like, well, idiot pigs. Women should be able to say no.

    • Ekta Jain June 29, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Dear Heather, acid attack is the result of this only result when woman says no to a guy. Pride is replaced with egoism and acid is thrown away on their face.

  7. Jay June 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    These are such incredible and brave women. This is something we need to continue to talk about so we can end this violence against women.

    • Ekta Jain June 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

      Exactly Jay, there are not victims but heroes who fought with their scars

  8. Adaleta June 30, 2017 at 6:03 am - Reply

    Wow these stories are just mind blowing, it is amazing they have fought survived and become heroes from sharing their stories.

    • Ekta Jain June 30, 2017 at 6:13 am - Reply

      Exactly Adaleta, they are heroes not survivors

  9. Melanie June 30, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    I am so saddened to read their stories full of such unnecessary pain. But it’s wonderful that there are people out there willing and able to make a difference in the lives of these victims.

    • Ekta Jain July 1, 2017 at 5:57 am - Reply

      Perhaps , Melanie while writing I also feel the pain but feel motivated when read their true heroic stories

  10. RM June 30, 2017 at 6:36 am - Reply

    These stories are shocking and these women are so very brave…

    • Ekta Jain July 1, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

      True Indeed 😊😊

  11. Stefanie June 30, 2017 at 6:48 am - Reply

    Wowit´s so hard to believe that this isreally happening in wolrd.! They are so strong and brave!! Real idols!

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Well, its happening around the world. Every survivor is a born hero

  12. sondra June 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    How can people do such things, and not think about how it’s going to affect the others. These people are so strong for getting through this and fighting on.

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:42 am - Reply

      Sondra, they are not people just morons who attack the women pride. They are holding a view point of gender that being male they are superior. Instead, they are not in reality.

  13. Cindy Gordon June 30, 2017 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Wow, this will just melt your heart. What strong people!

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:43 am - Reply

      They are more stronger than us.

  14. Esse D July 1, 2017 at 12:06 am - Reply

    These attacks are horrific! Kudos to you for calling attention to issue. I’m in utter disbelief right now!

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

      Thank You Esse D, that you read the post and we are calling to each and every issue

  15. The Brainy Mama July 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    I really don’t understand why there are people who want to inflict so much pain to others. It’s good to know that these women are brave enough!

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:45 am - Reply

      The obvious answer to your question is male egoism that is why women are burnt alive.

  16. ohmummymia July 1, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    I can’t imagine how they feel and even more I can’t imagine how someone can be so cruel

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

      It is beyond our imagination, we can’t even think of how much pain they did suffered.

  17. Cynthia Nicoletti July 2, 2017 at 3:04 am - Reply

    This just totally breaks my heart. How do people do such a thing. It is horrid !!

    • Ekta Jain July 2, 2017 at 7:48 am - Reply

      It is indeed horrible, which breaks the heart of everyone.

  18. Elizabeth O July 2, 2017 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    I’ve read about these incidents and the organizations that are helping with reconstructive surgery. It is just so sad that humans can do this to another.

    • Ekta Jain July 3, 2017 at 5:20 am - Reply

      Indeed, humans are doing it with other humans. Appreciated that you are aware of such organsiation

    • Ekta Jain July 3, 2017 at 5:20 am - Reply

      Indeed, humans are doing it with other humans. Appreciated that you are aware of such organisation

  19. Carol Cassara July 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I cannot imagine what life is like for these strong and beautiful women. I feel heartbroken that they have to experience this in their life. Raising awareness will definitely help.

  20. steve walters July 6, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    So sad and horrific! How could someone do this to another human?

    • Ekta Jain July 7, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

      Steve, they are not human beings just monsters

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