Describing one thing, Reshma claimed that sharing a bar with Bollywood stars like Sarukh Khan, Reshma claimed That no one spent a single penny for his treatment and studies.Reshma said that some NGOs made money by using acid attack victims like us and later threw us out of work.Remma, who lives in an NGO in Delhi, is currently unemployed.In 2014, when Reshma was 17 years old, she was attacked by her sister-in-law, who had acid attack on her.She became famous after the incident and only to later realize that it was all an act.
There was a time when my posters were put up across Mumbai. I was teaching acid attack victims the art of applying makeup. I was 17 and completely clueless about the money being raised using my name. I received Rs 80,000 for the books based on me. I want to tell the world that some NGOs are using survivors like me to make money,”. I witnessed the height of inhumanity when the NGO, which made crores using my face, deleted my verified Twitter account last month. As I grew up, I understood that I am not the only one provided with the facility to travel and speak at Ted Talks,” she said.
“A negligible amount of money was spent on my treatment or my future. I left the NGO about a year and a half back as I didn’t have any money, neither had I completed my studies and didn’t have a job,” said Reshma. Her father, a taxi driver, spent all his savings on her treatment and even sold his taxi.Reshma walked the ramp at the 2016 New York fashion week for designer Archana Kochar. She has been to many talk shows and a biography named ‘Being Reshma’ was also published about her. She was helped by Shahrukh Khan’s NGO as well for treatment.”Despite all these achievements, I have nothing to do now. Many girls like me have lost their faces in horrific acid attacks and are being used by such NGOs who mint money on their victimhood and leave them in a lurch,” she said.
“I tried legal options also, but without money, I am alone in this battle as I cannot fight such big NGOs. I did send a legal notice seeking details of funds raised using my face, to which the NGO claimed the money was utilised on various things,” claimed a teary-eyed Reshma.”I am thankful to the NGO for sheltering me; such people keep hope alive. I fear revealing details as my life will be ruined. I want people to know that we just need a job to survive. We don’t want all the limelight, which turns out to be frugal,” she said.
The government can arrange jobs for a handful of people like us. I have lost one eye. I need money for treatment,” said Reshma.