In yet another attempt to include the acid attack survivors in the mainstream society, Sampat Pal, founder of Gulabi Gang, on Sunday inaugurated a cafe-cum-boutique ‘Sheroes Hangout’ for them. It also aims to provide employment to such victims.
The ‘hangout’ will also try to pressurize shopkeepers to stop selling acid in open markets in the city. Pal extended her support to survivors and sought stringent punishment against perpetrators of such crimes. She also urged the government to come ahead and help acid attack survivors.
The two-floor cafe, opposite the Taj Mahal Gateway hotel on Fatehabad Road, is a joint effort of an NGO Chaanv Foundation and a group of acid attack survivors.
Pal said to that this is a very noble initiative and sends a strong message to society. They salute the courage of these fighters and stand with them. She also added that the government should come forward and help acid attack survivors.
She added that perpetrators of such crimes should be “hanged for this inhuman act”.
The cafe will offer a reading section where books and journals on women’s empowerment and feminism will be available. Besides, a boutique to display creations of a survivor Rupa, a parlour, a kitchen and a snack shop will also be up on display.