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End Acid Attacks in India - Please Sign!


Health & Wellness  (tags: protection, prevention, safety, acid, attacks, India, cruelty )

Marie
- 232 days ago - forcechange.com
A disturbing type of violence in which men pour dangerous acid on women has taken root in India. These 'acid attacks' are often the result of child marriages or arranged marriages gone awry.



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Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 3:45 am
Your signature has been recorded.
N&S TY Marie
 

Natasha Salgado (511)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 6:41 am
S+S-thx Marie
 

Davida P. (283)
Tuesday December 3, 2013, 10:26 am
Noted & signed, thanks
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 10:52 am
Noted
 

Krish Away (43)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 12:37 pm
Signed.. this petition is for appreciating Laxmi's efforts.. To see her petition & Victory Update.. Plz visit..
http://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/sushil-kumar-shinde-stop-the-sale-of-acid-in-retail-womensafety-stopacidattacks

Victory

Thanks to everyone who supported my petition. On 16th July 2013, the Government announced that it wants to regulate and control the sale of acid in India. In just 7 days, I mobilised over 27,000 people through my Change.org petition urging Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde to curb the sale of acid in India. This public support along my case in the Supreme Court put pressure on the Government to act. Accompanied with two other acid attack survivors, I delivered my petition to the Home Minister on 15th July. A day later the Government announced that they would regulate the sale of acid in the open market. If the proposed guidelines are implemented, shopkeepers will need a valid license to sell acid, and the buyer should produce a valid identity card and address proof. I am sure this will reduce the availability of acid to those who will use it for attacking women. This is a great victory. But there are hundreds of people who seek justice for various issues in India. I will continue my fight to stop acid attacks on women.
 

Ken AWAY L. (78)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 12:59 pm
signed and noted.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 1:09 pm
Signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 1:25 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Marie.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 2:15 pm
People can be so evil. Petition signed.
 

Ken O. (56)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 4:18 pm
In India every shopkeepr, Dr., Lawyer and Cop is corrupt. You want acid? You'll get it. This will not work. Only one thing will work, find the perpetrator (seems like it's not too hard) and dump acid on his face. Do this every time for a year and there will be no further acid attacks. Unfortunately it's the only thing that will work. Indian men are misogynistic jerks and I know quite a few.
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 6:21 pm
Signed!
 

Dori C. (14)
Wednesday December 4, 2013, 7:15 pm
signed.
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:45 am
S&N
 

Ondine J. (131)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:04 am
Noted and signed, thanks
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Signed. Thanks.
 

Aino Mollenhauer (0)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
done
 

Angelene B. (114)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 2:15 pm
signed
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 5:38 pm
so signed and will share this Marie
 

Dale O. (189)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 8:38 pm
Frightening and sad that some men continue to do anything and everything to control and abuse women.
 

Fran away F. (110)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 9:02 pm
Signed and noted in the hope of stopping acid attacks forever! Thanks, Marie.
 

caroline s. (78)
Thursday December 5, 2013, 11:35 pm
Signed }:-((
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Friday December 6, 2013, 3:44 am
Noted and signed.
 

Connie O. (40)
Saturday December 7, 2013, 3:05 pm
S + N
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 6:34 pm
S&N
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 9:46 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cruelty beyond words!!!! How can anybody do this to someone else?
Thanks Marie
 

Penny C. (79)
Sunday December 15, 2013, 4:01 pm
Done.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday December 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Done.... What the hell!!!
 
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