A touching beauty tip video requesting Ban on Acid sale in India, featuring Reshma, a Mumbai based Acid attack victim is doing the rounds for all the right reasons. The awareness campaign is initiated by Make Love Not Scars and their release of the video titled ‘How to get Perfect red Lips’ on social media channel.
The one minute video, which sees Reshma walk viewers through a makeup routine. However, her tone gets more intense on while delivering “the most important tip” – that you can find red lipstick in market as easily as a sulfuric acid, which has blotch my life.
Reshma was attacked with a concentrated acid allegedly by her Brother – in – law and some family members, when she was on her way to exam at Allahabad in May 2014.
The video posted 3 days back is picking up views significantly. In a day after it was released it received more than one lakh views, while after three days it has crossed views summing around 21700 views.
In the beauty tip video Reshma advises to remove dead skin through brushing lips with toothbrush, thereafter applying a lip balm, followed by liner and finally red lipstick. On the climax of short video she turns attention to the subject of day by day increasing acid attacks and how effortlessly one can find corrosive acid in the market.
An IndieGoGo campaign has raised amount last year to pay for cosmetic surgery re-construction of her face, the victim girl has lost her left eye and right eye is partly closed. In April 2015, it was reported by a national media that government is developing software for online regularization of acid sale, in bid to index buyers and trace them down. Still sulfuric acid in easily available in common markets, as one can buy a candy. The irony of the reality is Acid could be bought by spending Rs 30 for 750ml, while a 500ml cold drink is sold in Rs 35 to 40.
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