Acid Attack Victims: Rights and Rehabilitation

  • Ghila C G
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  • Ghila C G

    Assistant Professor of MCT Law College, India.

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Acid attack is one of the major issue and is the most heinous crime in India. It is the gender based violence all over the world because most reported cases mainly focused on women especially young women. Major reason which accounted are rejection of marriage proposal, rejection of sexual desire of men, dowry demands and property issues in families etc. These kinds of crimes are occurred due to hate to the victims. It is not only disfigurement their face and body parts but also they struggle for their life with immense of pain and sufferings and needs a constant battle for the recovery. For the treatment of these burns lakhs per surgery were needed and most of the victims were poor ones who is unable to take thousand rupees. India has no specific legislation for the protection of acid attack victims and cases were registered under IPC. With the Criminal Law Amendment 2013 is the new sections were inserted in penal provision for the protection of acid attack victims and the Supreme Court in Laxmi’s case makes alarming changes in India. But the amendments in these legislation is inadequate to control the acid violence against women because there is no stringent punishments.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 1172 - 1190


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