Reshma was a pretty girl who lived in Mumbai. In 2014, during her teenage she visited Allahabad for writing an exam where her brother-in law allegedly threw concentrated sulfuric acid on her face.
She lost her left eye and her right eye was also partially closed due to the attack. She is also suffering from severe burns and disfigurement which needs cosmetic surgery for repairing it.
AdvertisementRecently she has created a video where she gives beauty tips for getting perfect red lips. She advised viewers to exfoliate their lips with a toothbrush then to apply lip balm to keep their lips moisturized. Finally she said to use liner to get the perfect shape.
But with the same up-beat tone, she told viewers about the easy availability of concentrated acid in India. She has asked her viewers to sign a petition called " Make Love Not Scars" to ban the the over-the-counter sale of acid.
As many as 1,000 acid attacks in India every year, and almost 90% of these victims are women. Therefore her video exhibited the urgent need for banning the sale of concentrated acids in India. Though, India has implemented stricter punishments against the acid attackers still the over-the-counter availability of the acid has not decreased.
"To explain in layman terms, anyone can go and purchase toilet-cleaning acids without any questions asked, and for just Rs 100 [$1.50] or less for a liter," stated a letter on her website.