Application of Penal Statute in Acid Attack

  • Mizba Parveen M.
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  • Mizba Parveen M.

    Student at School of Excellence in Law,TNDALU , India

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“The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly”, says Abraham Lincoln. Interpretation of a statute is the proper analysis and understanding of the law. there are so many rules that come under interpretation, one such rule is strict construction. Strict construction of the penal statute is a concept that assures the court to apply a statute in its plain and simpler sense. In this ever-going society, there are so many crimes that prevail in the society and a possible source of punishment was also given. One such hazardous crime is acid attack. Acid attack is a form of gender-based violence where women are highly affected. About 78% of the victims of acid attack are women especially those who reject the proposal of marriage or denial of love. In which half of the attacks go unheard. “The first recorded acid attack in India was in 1982 and the use of acid attack as a weapon began to rise in many developing countries, particularly in South Asia.” Until 2013 there were no special laws related to the punishment of acid attacks. The amendments were brought up as section 326 of IPC. The interpretation done by the court for interpreting the acid attack and the possible changes that prevailed from ancient to the present with case laws were explained in this paper along with possible suggestions to curb the future victims of acid attacks.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3492 - 3506


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