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Day 28: 28th April 2015 NAPOWRIMO


Poem 29




You may clip my wings

Take away my face

But my spirit remains free

Only belonging to me


I rise above the ashes,

Of your grim act

I will not bow down to your

Cowardly tact


What is mine will

Always remain mine

You are no one

To take it away


Now you must watch, as I am a Shero

I am brave, I am powerful

I will conquer the world

With my face beautiful


My spirit, my mind

My beauty is for ever

Your acid attack will

Not fade it, never


Author’s Note:

Every year hundreds of women and children are subjected to acid attacks, this is a very small way, my way of paying honour to the fighters. #stopacidattacks.

This poem is from a acid attack survivor’s side.

Please follow the page link to the cause page on Facebook which helps acid attack fighters.

Stop Acid Attacks

Additional Information:

Acid attacks in India, like Bangladesh, have a gendered aspect to them: analyses of news reports revealed at least 72% of reported attacks involved women. However, unlike Bangladesh, India’s incidence rate of chemical assault has been increasing in the past decade, with a high 27 reported cases in 2010. Altogether, from January 2002 to October 2010, 153 cases of acid assault were reported in Indian print media while 174 judicial cases were reported for the year of 2000. However, scholars think that this is an underestimation, given that not all attacks are reported in the news, nor do all victims report the crime to officials.

Motivation for acid attacks in India mirrors those in Bangladesh: 34% of the analyzed print media in India cited rejection of marriage or refusal by women of sexual advances as the cause of the attack and dowry disagreements have been shown to spur acid attacks. Land, property, and/or business disputes accounted for 20% of acid assaults in India from 2002 to 2010. Illustrative cases of acid attack include Sonali Mukherjee‘s case of 2003 in Jharkhand for protesting sexual harassment, and Muhammad Razaq’s case in Jammu & Kashmir in 2014 for an acid attack on his wife for not bringing enough dowry.

Information Source: wikipedia.org.


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