Indian acid attack victim and fashion blogger Reshma Qureshi opened Indian designer Archana Kochhar’s fashion show Thursday.
In 2014, Ms Qureshi’s face was brutally disfigured in her hometown in Uttar Pradesh, India after her brother-in-law and a group of his friends attacked the then 17-year-old by throwing acid at her face.
Ms Qureshi has now teamed up with the organisation Make Love Not Scars to bring awareness to the issue of acid attack victims.
Canadian Indian actress Sunny Leone, who also walked in the show, praised Ms Qureshi and said she hoped her appearance at the event would help bring tougher penalties for men who commit such crimes.
Ms Qureshi was invited to walk the runway by designer Archana Kochhar and FTL Moda during New York Fashion Week.
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