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Royal couple likely to visit cafe run by acid attack victims

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Published on 13 April 2016 3:11 AM GMT

Royal couple likely to visit cafe run by acid attack victims
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Agra: Prince William and Kate Middleton, the duke and duchess of Cambridge are most likely to visit Sheroes Hangout, a café being run by acid attack survivor in Taj City of Agra.

The duke and duchess of Cambridge, met Laxmi, the lady behind empowering the acid attack victims through her initiative of—Sheroes Hangout, in a function at New Delhi on Tuesday and she did not lose the chance for inviting the royal couple to her world famous café.

Kate and William are on a week-long trip to India.

Read: Royal couple to visit Taj: Hotels to take extra precautions

Prince William’s words to Laxmi:

After listening to the ordeal of Laxmi, the 33-year-old prince assured her to talk to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over this issue.

What Laxmi said?

“I am overwhelmed the way they met, I think this a positive step towards empowering the women who have suffered acid attack and domestic abuse,” Laxmi said.

Laxmi was 16-year-old when acid was poured on her and she was honoured with the ‘Lady of Courage’ award in 2014 by the first lady of America Michelle Obama.

Also Read: Salute: Sheroes Cafe to brew hope among acid-attack survivors

About Sheroes Hangout

Sheroes Hangout is an initiative by Stop Acid Attacks campaign that was founded in New Delhi in 2013. As the idea of this space has evolved from a campaign for acid attack survivors, the ideas of beauty and importance of appearance in society remain the epicentre of discussions and programmes run from here. It is being run by acid attack victims.

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