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The News Minute| October 20, 2014| 01.50 pm IST Acid attack victims opened a coffee shop-cum-hangout area Sunday for activists, supporters and civil society members on Fatehabad Road, close to the Taj Mahal. Named the 'Sheroes Cafe', it is run by survivors of acid attacks, Chanchal, Ritu, Rupa and Geeta, on a 'pay what you wish' basis. "The initiative is part of the 'Stop Acid Attack' campaign," said Alok Dixit, the founder of the coffee shop. Similar cafes are to be shortly opened in Kanpur and Delhi. #StopAcidAttacks is launching cafe #SheROs in #Agra run by #AcidAttack fughters. Join our team, help by ur @Retweet pic.twitter.com/zsS0e4mr7w — Stop Acid Attacks (@StopAcidAttacks) October 8, 2014 The Agra hangout is supported by local NGO Chaanv. Sunday evening saw Bundelkhand's Gulabi Gang leader Sampat Pal cut the ceremonial cake to announce the cafe's opening. Talking to reporters, Sampat Pal said acid attackers should be publicly thrashed. With IANS

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