Acid Violence and Medical Care in India: A Critical Analysis

  • Pragyan Prasanjita Sahoo
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  • Pragyan Prasanjita Sahoo

    Research Scholar at National Law University Odisha, India

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India has been facing the highest number of acid attacks every year, however the government has failed to provide adequate medical care and assistance to the victims. The easy availability of corrosive substances, which can mutilate anyone’s face and body in just a few minutes, has emerged as a weapon for people who want to disfigure others. The long-standing patriarchal ideology that is prevalent in India and the inadequate legal system are responsible for delivering inefficient remedies to the victims. Therefore, in this article, the researcher will discuss about the facilities of first aid, medical treatment, rehabilitation, and social integration support for acid attack victims. With this, the researcher will analyse and discuss the various struggles of the victims in getting adequate medical care and assistance from the hospitals and other healthcare units in India, and how these shortcomings could be eradicated thus improving the situation of the acid attack victims.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 1160 - 1172


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