A victim of an acid attack claimed that Shah Rukh Khan could assist her when she was refused a bank account because she was unable to finish the KYC process.
In a statement, Pragya Prasun stated, “It’s my right to be able to open a bank account, too.” “Being an acid attack survivor should not prevent me from living a life with dignity,” Pragya tweeted, tagging Shah Rukh and his Meer Foundation, a charitable organisation founded by Shah Rukh’s late father Meer Taj Mohammed Khan that supports corrective surgeries and works to rehabilitate victims of acid attacks.
It’s unfair that I was denied a bank account only because I can’t blink during the KYC process, she continued in her tweet. I’m asking @iamsrk @MeerFoundation for assistance in my mission to make this world welcoming to all victims of acid attacks. She tagged her tweet with the phrase “I won’t blink.”
After an acid attack survivor was denied a new bank account because she ‘can’t blink’, she sought the help of actor Shah Rukh Khan and his NGO. On Wednesday, she tweeted her ordeal and said it was ‘unjust’ that she could not open an account after a KYC machine could not scan her complete biometric details because of her inability to blink. Shah Rukh is yet to respond to her request.