He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams | Laxmi Agarwal | TEDxJaipur

He threw acid on my face, not on my dreams | Laxmi Agarwal | TEDxJaipur

Laxmi recalls the horrific day when she was acid attacked in New Delhi and how a decade later, she’s turned this chapter of her life into a narrative of triumph today. She’s not alone in this fight against acid attacks anymore and her initiative Sheroes is bringing together other acid attach victims too!

Laxmi, a girl like everyone, young and beautiful with a dream in her eyes, The passion of singing who aced many talent hunt competitions and was waiting for a call from ‘Indian Idol’. Laxmi was acid attacked in Khan Market, Delhi 2005 by a mid-aged man ho was pursuing her for marriage. She was in her young age when she used to learn dancing and was completing her education. In 2006 she filed a PIL on punishments against perpetrators of acid violence and regulation on sale of acid in India. The PIL got judgment in her favor in 2013 and the amendments in the constitutions were framed as Laxmi Act. Since then she has continued her journey to eradicate acid violence in India. After being awarded as International Women of Courage by the First Lady of US Mrs. Michelle Obama, today she is the face of any and every unprivileged acid attack surviving women in India.

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