acid attacks are increasing day by day, The calendar has been launched to commemorate the third anniversary of the ‘Stop Acid Attacks campaign.
As we all know about acid attacks. Today, acid attacks are reported in many parts of the world, though more commonly in developing countries. In India, acid attacks are at an all-time high and increasing day by day, with the number of 250-300 reported incidents every year, while the actual number could cross 1000 according to acid survivors “Trust International”.
Many cases of acid attacks are a result of a woman rebuffing romantic and sexual advances made by a man whom she knows as either a relative or acquaintance. Younger women are more likely to fall victim to such attacks, ages ranging from as young as 10 to 19 years. India is the land where goddesses are worshipped a lot and elaborate rituals and celebrations and on the other side, females in a household are badly treated to bear the humiliation, abuse, and violence.
STOP ACID ATTACK
The calendar has been launched to commemorate the third anniversary of the ‘Stop Acid Attacks campaign and is an initiative of ‘Chaanv’ an NGO. This idea was generated when the debate was held on the true meaning of beauty and society’s present mindset of understanding the definition of beauty and misjudging those who have somehow lost their beauty of face.
Unlike other calendars, the calendar is named as “Bello” that features 12 acid attacks of survivors from the month of March 2015 and ends in February 2016. The calendar is scheduled to be launched on social media and it aims to reach out to about 100 million people around the world.
CHHAPAAK-A TRUE STORY
A movie called Chhapaak was released in 2020 and it was based on the life of acid attacks survivor Laxmi Agarwal. It was directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film stars Deepika Padukone in leading role of a character inspired by Agarwal alongside Vikrant Massey and Madhurjeet Sarghi. Shooting took place from March to June 2019 in locations near New Delhi and Mumbai.