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Anna Maria Burdzy 25, Miss Universe GB 2017, the prettiest woman in the world, announced to pay the education expenses of Julie Kumari, 7, a little girl from Fatehpur India and an acid attack victim, after she met her during a charity visit to India.
Miss Universe was extremely moved when she saw the adverse life-changing injuries suffered by the girl who accidentally came under acid attack which was actually meant for her mother.
Strong measures are required to root out this menace, perhaps the point of its origin; strict regulations must be practiced on the sale of acid. Whereas education should be used to control the potential attackers
Her father in a rage of jealousy tried to throw acid on her mother in 2013. The girl at the time of the attack was 4. She endured severe damage in the form of irreversible deformity done to the left side of her face. The acid attack melted her face and burned her neck, shoulder, and chest.
Model Maria, said Julie immediately captured her heart as soon as she heard her story. She is hoping to work with Miss Universe Great Britain Organization to help fund her education. She will closely watch her progress and will feel proud to know that something has been done on her part that would help her find a way in this world.
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Julie was rushed to hospital soon after the attack where she was only given the initial treatment. Lack of money and poverty dashed every hope for further treatment of Kumari.
The extension in the severity of sanctions and punishments is just one aspect of this multi-dimensional menace. The sanctions and punishments definitely do not revert the damage
She was then brought back but as her skin healed it contracted, making it very difficult for the girl to even move her head, talk, eat or smile.
Acid Attack a menace
Acid attacks are not only prevalent in India, but it is largely cited as a mean of revenge in rest of the world. Mostly, these are the results of personal animosity between the attacker and the victim.
From India to Pakistan and civilized societies such as Britain, the atrocity is practiced everywhere. Resham Khan, a British-Pakistani girl, who herself is a victim of the acid attack is now lobbying with the lawmakers in Britain to introduce laws that can avert such attacks.
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The girl endured severe damage in the form of irreversible deformity done to the left side of her face. The acid attack melted her face and burned her neck, shoulder, and chest
The extension in the severity of sanctions and punishments is just one aspect of this multi-dimensional menace but they do not revert the damage.
In 2011, India was counted among the countries with highest incidents of acid attack alongside Cambodia and Bangladesh. It was also concluded in the study that between 2002 to 2010, 88% of the acid attack perpetrators were men, while 72% of the victims were females. 294 cases were reported in India in 2015.
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Also, it was not before 2013 that Indian legislation formally recorded acid attacks as a separate offense. Strong measures are required to root out this menace; strict regulations must be practiced on the sale of acid. Whereas education should be used to control the potential attackers.