A P P E A L HELP FOR INNOCENT VICTIMS OFACID ATTACKS
CARE TODAY appeals to citizens for contributions
Aminute may be a very short time, but it is sufficient to damage a face and life of an innocent victim such as Tuba Tabassum. Acid attacks result either in lifethreatening physical injuries, sometimes leading to death, or leaves the innocent victims struggling throughout their life. While no official statistics are available of such attacks in India, a study by Cornell University, US, in January 2011 stated that there were 153 attacks reported in the media from 1999 to 2010 in India.
Recent events have reinforced the idea that women are, more often than ever before, the targets and sufferers of such acid attacks. This is as much true of rural as urban India. There are many motivations for such attacks. Over and above the heinous acts of female foeticide, dowry death, rape and molestation, a less highlighted crime against women is the most deplorable act of acid attacks.
Care Today recently launched a campaign to support such unfortunate victims and started supporting the medical treatment of Tuba Tabassum, a 15 year- old girl who suffered an acid attack on her face and body on September 26, 2012. Tabassum has been discharged from the hospital but still needs to visit hospital regularly for additional treatment. She travels to Delhi from her hometown in Bihar to undergo various procedures required from time to time.
During May 2013, she was in Delhi to undergo a procedure which would help in opening her mouth. She is likely to visit Chennai in June for an eye check- up. During her visit to the India Today Mediaplex in May 2013, her parents mentioned about the need to go through a number of surgeries in future and how the incident has affected the family.
As on June 4, 2013, generous donations have helped us raise Rs 8,05,629. We request the donors to continue contributing to this cause.
Care Today Fund has set up “Care Today a/ c Couch Cares” to receive donations which would support acid attack victims. We request you to contribute generously to “Care Today a/ c Couch Cares” to help innocent acid attack victims such as Tuba Tabassum and others. In line with our regular practice, all donations will be exempted of tax as per provisions under 80G of the Act.