Acid Attacks in India

  • Shalini alias Simmy
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  • Shalini alias Simmy

    Student at B.S. Anangpuria Instititue of Law, Alampur, Faridabad, Haryana, India

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Acid attacks are a form of gender-based violence that has been prevalent in India for several years. The attacks are perpetrated mainly against women and girls, and the motive behind such attacks can range from revenge to jealousy, to a sense of entitlement over the victim's body. The impact of acid attacks can be devastating, resulting in severe physical, emotional, and psychological trauma, disfigurement, and even death. In recent years, the government of India has taken steps to prevent and address acid attacks, including strict regulation of the sale and purchase of acid, awareness campaigns, education and employment opportunities, strong laws and penalties, rehabilitation and support for the victims, and community policing. However, despite these efforts, acid attacks continue to occur in India, and many victims do not receive adequate support and justice.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 2638 - 2646


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