Miss World Nepal 2019 Anushka Shrestha advocates about acid-attacks victims

31 Jul 2020 | Angelique Reyes

Miss World Nepal 2019 Anushka Shrestha recently visited a 22-year-old woman Pavitra who is an acid attack survivor earlier this month. The diva went live on her social media account for her fans and followers to talk about the acid-attack in the world. She advocated about the current situation in Nepal with stating some facts and Pavitra’s story.

Anushka started off by stating that Pavitra is from Kathmandu and survived an acid attack which means that acid was splashed over her face. Her neck and chest portion has been burnt and is now undergoing treatment in Kirtipur burn hospital. She was attacked with acid when she came to a retail store to buy some grocery items.

Anushka mentioned the laws in Nepal for the acid-attack which are, it is a non-bailable offence, 3-8 years of jail, and compensation from about 1-5 lakhs depending upon the severity of the survivor. She stated that the only reason she is talking about this is because she feels that it is very important for people to acknowledge about this and bring awareness to matters likes these. She also mentioned that educating oneself is a perfect place to start when you want to solve a problem and since Nepal has various cases of acid attacks in past couple of months, the attention was needed in here.


Miss World Nepal 2019 Anushka Shrestha advocates about acid-attacks victims


The diva started to explain that when an acid is splashed on the skin, it tends to peel of or chances of boils appearing, burning of skin and all these can lead to an agonizing death. Now the problem with this is that the person who has committed the crime might live a healthy live but the one who is suffering from the attack must live with it entire live and recovery for an acid attack survivor takes time. Sure, there are long term treatments and once they are healed, their life gets back to normal but it’s a long process.

She added that there are four major concerns of the activists who are fighting for the justice of acid-attack survivors: restricted sale for the acid as it is easily available in the market and no ids or proof is taken to sell it to the people, government should take responsibilities of the survivors that includes the medical and rehabilitation areas, thirdly fast track court cases are very essential in order to bring justice to the survivors, and the lastly reciprocal punishment for the accused or the one who commits the crime. She stated, “Scar someone for life, get life imprisonment.”  

Anushka mentioned that while meeting Pavitra, she felt that as non-survivors or someone who is not going through the same, we can’t understand their pain but we can fight for them and she strongly believes that all the four above mentioned points are valid and should be implemented as soon as possible for the safety of the people in the country.

You can watch the live session here:



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According to reports, the police have already arrested two individuals involved in the incidents and investigation is underway.