Do you know this guy?
His name is Alok Dixit. He is 28 years old.
Alok Dixit is a journalist turned social activist, fighting for the freedom of internet in India. He is the founder member of ‘Save Your Voice’, a movement against internet censorship in India and ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ Campaign, a campaign to raise voices against acid violence.
Alok Dixit, set out to fight against the scourge of acid attacks in India. Along the way, the issue consumed him and he found himself in a relationship with acid attack survivor turned activist and TV Anchor, Laxmi.The 24-year-old Laxmi from Delhi, who is also a winner of a 2014 Women of Courage award, underwent seven major surgeries to try and reduce the burns to her skin, told to People Magazine,
‘’After the attack, I never thought I would ever find a soulmate. I had lost hope. She said: ‘Someone asked me the question of what if the attacker still offered to marry me? I said, he has changed my face, but he has failed to change my mind”. Afterwards I never wanted to find love. I mean there was no hope in any case because of the scars”.
But after meeting Dixit, that all changed and she says she learned to love again. “But in Alok, I couldn’t have found anyone better. He understood the kind of pain I was in. He understood what I had been going through”.
“Just like anyone falls in love, I fell in love with Laxmi”. “Yes, she is the victim of an acid attack, and it shows, but that did not come in the way of our relationship. I liked her courage and the fact that she boldly faced the world without trying to hide within four walls”.
Both decided not to get married and instead be in a live-in relationship. Alok writes in one of his blogs on Aljajeera,
“Marriage in our situation can bring with it lots of pressure on us. Relatives will attend the wedding for the curiosity value rather than any real concern for our happiness.” He says, “I am not going to follow the norms that the society approves of. We will prove that our love does not need a name. Our love is about understanding and support”.
‘We have decided to live together until we die. But we are challenging the society by not getting married. We don’t want people to come to our wedding and comment on my looks. The looks of a bride are most important for people. So we decided not to have any ceremony’ says Laxmi.
Here is Laxmi and Alok
Their families have accepted the relationship and also their decision not to have a ceremonial wedlock.
They recently shared the news of their daughter Pihu who was born in March 2015
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