Acid Attack Survivors March To Condemn Attack On Woman Doctor

23/12/2014 10:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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Indian acid attack survivors looks on as they mark the beginning of a hunger strike in New Delhi on December 12, 2014. Activists from Stop Acid Attacks launched the 'Hunger Strike of Acid Attack Fighters' campaign to highlight the rights of survivors of acid attacks and including a call for the ban of the sale of over-the-counter acid. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA (Photo credit should read Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

Delhi: Acid attack survivors along with activists today took out a candle march expressing anguish over the acid attack on a woman doctor at a Rajouri Garden market here.

Accusing the government of inaction in curbing the counter sale of acids, they said the government was not doing enough to stop these frequent attacks.

"We have been demanding a ban on the counter sale of acids for which we also sat on a hunger strike and marched to Parliament. But there is no outcome in terms of empowerment work or curbing the retail sale of acid," said Ashish Shukla, an activist with the Stop Acid Attack campaign.

Acid attack survivor Ritu expressed anger over the incident and claimed that people largely remain mute spectators during these incidents.

"The same had happened with me. People did not come forward to help the victim, rather they just passed by. I would urge the people to be more responsible and come forward to help the victim whenever it is required," Ritu said.

The activists demanded government intervention and urgent action to stop such heinous crimes.

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