Acid attack survivors take to the catwalk in London fashion show

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British Asian Trust and women’s rights charity GMSP event is to raise awareness of violence against women.

Laxmi [she doesn’t use a surname] was 15 when a man poured acid all over her face, while she was walking in the marketplace in her home of Delhi.

Her attacker, a 32-year-old man, the brother of her friends, had wanted Laxmi to marry him. Before the acid attack he had stalked her for 10 months, repeating his proposals and often becoming violent toward her when she rejected him.

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