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Surviving the atrocious acid attack in London, Resham Khan shared her first recovery pictures on her social media account, to share with the world her miraculous journey of survival.

British-Pakistani girl, Resham Khan spent her 21st birthday in a hospital gown after acid was thrown over her while she was out to celebrate with her cousin Jameel Mukhtar in June.

Devastated by the attack which bruised her physical identity, the survivor said, she was reluctant to share her pictures, just a few months after the ferocious attack, when still two years are required for her complete recovery.

Her alleged assailant, John Tomlin, has been charged and his conviction is expected to commence in November.

Resham, a British model, has since been sharing her journey of recovery through her blog ReshamOnline, which she started after this destructive life-changing incident. The model got her face, neck, shoulders and hand brutally burnt in the incident.

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Devastated by the attack which bruised her physical identity, the survivor said, she was reluctant to share her pictures, just a few months after the ferocious attack, when still two years are required for her complete recovery.

If you find yourself arguing online or spreading hatred or negativity due to the attack: pic.twitter.com/dCuGSe0PZS

— Resh (@ReshKhan_) June 30, 2017

“You have all seen me at my worst, so at least let me show you when I’m looking good.

“For me, that would be when my eye looks normal. The skin color I can deal with, the scarring I can cover or treat.

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“There are options for me. However, I have been taking photos all the time, so maybe one day I’ll be able to share the timeline of physical recovery.”

Khan says that acid attacks are the harsh reality and that it must be dealt with immediately so that no one can go through this ordeal.

“Currently, I have two main priorities: to make a full recovery and to make sure no one ever goes through the living nightmare I have endured,” she declared in a blog shortly after the life-changing incident. “I cannot sit back whilst others remain indoors in fear of this happening to them. This problem needs to be eliminated. I refuse to allow the country I grew up into simply get used to corrosive substance attacks. The fear is real. The crime is real.”

While sharing her Eid pictures, the girl was overwhelmingly showered with wishes and love from her supporters, friends, and family.

A petition to stop the purchase of the acid without the license has also been made in Resham’s name and so far has been signed by over half a million supporters.

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