STAND UP to Debilitating Acid Attacks!
The recent release of the film Chhapaak has brought to light the grievous pain that acid attack survivors suffer. While the film does raise this issue bravely and compellingly, the shelf-life of a film is limited and will be taken over by the news cycle. However, the issue of Acid Attacks cannot be diluted and requires sustained interventions by civil society to address gaps in current laws and work on social values to combat surging criminal tendencies.
In the last five years, all over India, 1120 cases of acid attacks have been registered (Uttar Pradesh accounts for 22%). The number of people charge-sheeted far below the total cases registered. Despite the grave nature of the crime & directions from the Supreme Court to law enforcement agencies to expedite investigation & prosecution, survivors are denied timely justice and very few cases lead to final convictions.
Run for Acid Attack Survivors
- A 5 km run on the occasion of International Women’s Day – March 08, 2020 at Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
- Aimed at generating awareness and expressing solidarity with acid attack survivors
- Endorsed by the District Athletics Association, Meerut
- Merchandise and certificates for participants
- Proceeds from the race to go towards rehabilitation of acid attack survivors
This crime is and should be considered a Human Right Violation. Todays youth needs to understand the gravity of this crime, the way the heinous act of throwing acid impacts innocent women; livelihoods and scars their future.
Our Goals – generate awareness and…
- Send message of zero tolerance against this abhorrent crime and build cross-societal awareness
- Express public support for State Governments to
- Enforce restrictive laws on sale of acid
- Hike compensation to survivors from INR 3 lakhs to INR 20 lakhs
- Provide a monthly pension to acid attack survivors pan India
- Implement the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, provision for jobs reservations for acid attack survivors
A Grave Problem
in past 5 years
|Total reported incidences of acid attack|
|Attempted acid attack cases|
- 1,120 cases of acid attack have been reported in India between 2014 – 2018
- 292 cases of attempted acid attacks during the same period
- Uttar Pradesh alone accounts for 22 percent of acid attack cases
- A large proportion of survivors are women reflecting the role of women empowerment for mitigation
- Number of people charge-sheeted far below total
number of registered cases
- Denial of timely justice to survivors, and very poor conviction rate overall
Watch the Untold Story and Aainaa Song
YFI will organise the event supported by the Kisan Trust. The Run has been approved by the Meerut District Athletic Association which will provide technical inputs and logistical support.
The Youth Fitness Initiative (YFI) by Mr Jayant Chaudhary, recognises the important role played by our youth as change makers and hopes to sensitise and involve the youth in bringing meaningful societal behavioral change. The platform intends to work with progressive themes in rural areas and primarily focus on building sports and fitness related youth capacities.
The Kisan Trust is a Charitable organisation founded on 3rd April 1979 by the ex Prime Minister, Chaudhary Charan Singh and is dedicated to the cause of nation building. The Trust is non-political, non-profit making in nature.
Kisan Trust is a registered Charitable Trust empowered to provide 80G benefits to donors.