Two men threw acid on me when I was 15 years old. This happened because I refused to marry one of them.
It has been eight years since this incident and nothing has changed. In the last three months alone more than 60 acid attack cases on women in India were reported.
After this brutal incident, I decided to fight against the use of acid as a weapon against women. I filed a case with the Supreme Court of India to seek justice and control the sale of acid in India.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court gave the Government of India a final deadline of 7 days to frame a policy to curb the sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases.
If the Home Minister acts on this immediately, a lot of acid attacks can be prevented In India. That’s why I started this petition telling the Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde to immediately take measures to regulate sale of acid in retail.
With each passing day, in the absence of any regulation on acid sale, innocent women are paying a heavy price.
We need to build enormous pressure on our Home Minister Shinde and let him know that the whole country is watching his actions. We have less than a week to do this!