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Police detain acid attack survivors near Parliament

Several acid attack survivors were detained by the Delhi Police outside Parliament on Thursday as they gathered to protest against “the lack of any safeguards and laws seeking their active rehabilitation.”

Rupa and Laxmi, both acid attack survivors, alleged that the police instead of listening to their voices, beat them up along with other volunteers. “We were sitting outside Parliament peacefully, but nobody bothered to listen to us. The police then dragged us and took us to the police station where three of our volunteers were locked up in a room and thrashed with lathis for 10 minutes,” said the 24-year-old Laxmi, who survived an acid attack in 2005. Acid attack survivors have launched a campaign called ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ on Facebook to raise awareness regarding the plight of the victims.
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