An extracted digital magazine investigating acid attack cases


Amidst stiff competition and challenges at every step of life, students continue to surge ahead on the back of their sheer talent, knowledge and skill. And in the process, they give every reason for their alma mater to feel proud of their achievements. Stuti Bafna, student of 3rd year Journalism and Mass Communication department, known for her aggressive initiatives, has published a digital magazine, Indian Fourth Estate, on acid attacks during the lockdown. The magazine has been instantly lapped up on the social media.

Acid attack is still one of the major crimes in India, more than 300 cases are reported every year but the number is actually more which goes unreported every year, she says. Due to the current situation in the country, the students were not allowed to go on the field for reporting but as they say where there is a will there is a way, students took telephonic interviews and conducted live sessions inviting various personalities on the show called Chalo Chit Chat Karein.

The magazine includes special stories of Acid attack survivors - Rupa Saa, Pramodini Roul, Kavita, Jeetu and many more, Opinions from the Author Meghna Pant, Journalist Kamini Arya, Rupashi Singh and Academician Suman Sharma and special interviews of Founder of Sheroes Alok Dixit, Senior Plastic surgeon Dr. Vivek Saxena, Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi, Transgender Dhananjay Chauhan, Padma Shri award winner Premlata Agarwal, Dog Man Viren Sharma, Mrs. Asia International- Dr. Anupama Soni.
Also, the magazine has a wide research about the acid attack from the countries like United Kingdom, South America, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
"India is one the most treacherous countries for women in the world, Laws cannot do everything, awareness is much needed" says Stuti Bafna, Editor- in- Chief of the magazine Indian Fourth Estate. "This magazine will become the voice of the voiceless", she added.  She has also directed the Film Kasoor which portrays how women are treated in India and how Eve teasing, provoking and bullying could convert into crimes like acid attack.

The team has been conducting media literacy workshops in different areas. She has published this magazine under the guidance of her mentor Pandit Amandeep and her team members- Sadiq Khan, Pulkit Sharma, Shivam Pathak, Daisy Sharma, Laveena Giamalani, Vashali Singh, Priya Yadav, Bhavik Jain, Rishabh Jain.


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