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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.

Yesterday, 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. Thats 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 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! 

Join me in telling Home Minister Shinde to immediately regulate and control the sale of acid. Sign my petition and forward it to your friends and family to save the lives of many more women in India.

Thanks in advance for taking action,

Laxmi

Letter to
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde
Stop sale of acid in retail

Two men threw acid on Laxmi when she was 15 years old, this happened because she refused to marry one of them.

After this brutal incident, she decided to fight against the use of acid as a weapon against women. She filed a case with the Supreme Court of India to seek justice and control the sale of acid in India.

Eight years after this incident nothing has changed. In the last three months there have been more than 60 acid attacks on women reported in India.

And yet anyone can purchase acid from a grocery store. Mr. Sushil Kumar Shinde you need to take measures to regulate sale of acid in retail.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court gave the Government of India a final deadline to frame a policy to curb sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases.

If the Government had acted in time to regulate the sale of acid, we could have prevented many of these grievous attacks which killed many victims and disfigured the rest for life.

With each day passing in absence of any regulation on acid sale, innocent women are paying a heavy price. The whole country is watching your actions. We have less than a week!

Looking forward to your early action,

Thanking you,