Revenge: The Drop of Black-Water

  • Gaurav Mittal
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  • Gaurav Mittal

    Assistant Professor at School of Law, UPES, Dehradun, India

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Acid Attack is not just the pain, which is affecting the innocent victim's body; however, in reality, it is an attack on the spirit of the legal system. Acid attack is prevalent in our society, irrespective of several amendments to criminal laws. The adequate framework of law serves as an important decision-making tool to understand how different principles of justice can satisfy victims starving for justice. The acid attack has had a steep rise in the past few years, and as usual, most of the victims are women and only women. The horrific act of attacking people with acid has occurred across different parts of the country. The man has chosen an alternative form of action to exploit the life of women. Hydrochloric acid and Sulfuric acid, which are easily available in the market, are used for acid attack which melts the skin and even bones of the victim. Acid attack is such a heinous form of crime that makes the life of the victim miserable. Apparently, why in the current scenario, the prevalent laws & latest amendments are inefficient in upholding the Psychological Violence, Social Isolation, Emotional Trauma, and Biological Injury faced by an acid attack survivor. Although the commencement of law reforms in the acid attack legislation is a positive sign, there is a long way to go as to effectively implement these provisions. Though it is admitted that once new legislation is enacted, it takes time to settle and is subsequently evolved by the dynamism of the judiciary, some of the shortcomings faced prima facie need to be addressed. The current acid attack provisions and judicial approach on the quantum of damages are very restricted in view of the nature and the gravity of the offence. The judgment of the courts is just covering the outer verge of this particular offence, whereas the real trouble starts just after the courtroom i.e. upcoming societal hurdles & the unpleasant treatment they will be facing in the journey of their life which these pure souls and spotless hearts have never thought-off. Thus, this is an attempt to sets a future functionary goal for governments to work towards having new provisions because the punishment is the need of society, but Law valuing sentiments is the want of innocent victim.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, Page 1452 - 1465


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