A Safe Haven, Now Closing

Sheroes Hangout café, the only chain in India employing and rehabilitating acid attack survivors, has not survived the pandemic.  Bangalore : Sheroes café closed down because of the heavy losses incurred since the pandemic began, said Sujanya, the administration in-charge. The cafe’s branches are in Agra and Lucknow, and employed around 30 acid attack survivors. […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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