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Laxmi Gets Courageous Woman Award From Michelle

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
MARCH 05, 2014

   
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Laxmi Gets Courageous Woman Award From Michelle

 

The US First Lady Michelle Obama has honoured Indian acid attack survivor and anti-acid crusader Laxmi with the International Women of Courage Award for leading the campaign against acid attacks on Indian women. Obama and the large crowd was touched with Laxmi's recitation of a poem on her experiences.


Laxmi was 16 when a acquaintance had thrown acid on her face while she was waiting at a bus stop in New Delhi in 2005, disfiguring her permanently. The attacker threw the acid to destroy her face after she had refused to respond to his romantic advances.



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