Acid attack is one of the worst forms of crime that someone can do. The most notable effect of an acid attack is the lifelong bodily disfigurement along with the scars caused by burning of the skin. Acid attack victims also face anxiety, depression and low self-esteem and increased self-consciousness, both in general and in the social sphere. Some victims are never able to recover from it.
However, Resham Khan is one of the lucky ones and gave hope to fellow victims and the world with her post-recovery pics. Recently she posted a photo of herself which was captioned as it is “time to stop hiding”.
On June 21, Resham Khan, a business management student, was attacked with sulphuric acid on her 21st birthday while she was on a morning drive in London with her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Mukhtar.
Resham had gone through a lot of both physical and psychological pain since the attack. “Today I was too petrified to walk to my local shop. Too scared to face the world. Too scared of the looks I might get. Too scared to tackle the question ‘how are you’. Just too scared. That’s all I’ve been. Terrified and reluctant. My life on pause, frozen with fear.“, she said on her blog.
Resham posted a series of photos and blog posts documenting her recovery and treatment.
— Resh (@ReshKhan_) October 28, 2017
Resham got many good wishes and appreciations from her Twitter followers after posting this selfie. Here are some of the fan posts replying to her earlier post.
kudos to you for your courage and honesty.☺️
— Monisha Veerwani (@MonishaMundane) October 30, 2017
Very happy to see your recovery progress!!! Your sheer strength and resiliance to overcome your situation gives hope to others. Keep going❗️
— Mohammed Ali (@mma1981891) October 30, 2017
Please don't ever hide! You're beautiful, but more importantly you're courageous and smart!
— Kimberly Taylor (@msmadscientist7) October 29, 2017
We all respect your bravery and dignity, you have come such a long way. Stay strong, you are an inspiration to us all. #lovenothate
— Rich Ward (@RichvsHate) October 29, 2017
You look amazing… There's no reason you should be hiding.. pic.twitter.com/7hhCaKW7Bs
— Sanjay Dedhia (@Kuttchimadu) October 29, 2017
Resham returned for the first time to her university last month. She also started campaigns on putting strict restrictions on acid sales. An online fundraising page set up by her friend got nearly around £60,000 to support her. Also, her petition regarding this has been signed by more than 534,000 people.