Indian acid attack survivor and model Reshma Qureshi prepares ahead of a fashion show organised by the "Make Love Not Scars" NGO in New Delhi on November 25, 2017. / AFP / DOMINIQUE FAGET
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Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models Saturday at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors of the growing scourge of acid attacks in India.The women, nearly all victims of husbands or close family, paraded in gowns donated by top Indian designers including Rohit Bal, Ranna Gill and Archana Kochhar. None covered their face. She has been helped by Make Love Not Scars which organised the New Delhi show. The group helps survivors reconstruct their lives and in many cases their faces. Hundreds of attacks are reported each year, but Tania Singh, vice president of Make Love Not Scars, believes the true figure is in the thousands.She said local governments do not report all cases, some women die before a criminal case is launched and some choose to stay with abusive families.
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