• Acid attack
    May 19, 2015 14:21 IST

    Acid attack victim in HT award winning series threatened again

    An acid attack survivor in Bihar has allegedly come under attack again from the accused ahead of a court hearing, two years after her case prompted the Supreme Court to bring in stringent measures against perpetrators of such crimes.

  • Stop acid attacks award
    Dec 06, 2014 17:42 IST

    Hindustan Times honoured for its series on acid attacks

    The Hindustan Times was on Friday awarded the International Press Institute India Award for Excellence in Journalism 2014 for its series against acid attacks.

  • Chanchal Kumari
    Jul 30, 2013 02:00 ISTHT Initiative | Stop acid attacks

    Nobody wants to help us because we are dalits, says Chanchal Kumari

    Fighting spirit: Chanchal Kumari, 19, dreamt big. She wanted to become a computer engineer. With 90% burns, she is now fighting a lonely but gutsy battle. She talks to Rai Atul Krishna about her ordeal.

  • Laksmi
    Jul 30, 2013 23:03 ISTHT Campaign | Letter from the Editor

    Stop acid attacks: lend your voice

    There can be few things that are worse than the plight of a victim. Lend your voice to a campaign that needs to be fought by each one of us, not just by the victims who have already suffered the worst, writes Sanjoy Narayan.

  • Students holding banners and placards during
    Jul 31, 2013 18:56 IST

    Acid attack victim dies in Jharkhand

    A 22-year-old woman died at the Sadar Hospital in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh on Wednesday morning, 45 days after she was became yet another victim of acid attack.

  • Rape
    Aug 07, 2013 12:16 IST

    50-yr-old man throws acid on woman in Lucknow

    A young woman managed to escape an acid attack by a 50-year-old man who was pressurising her for marriage, police said in Lucknow on Wednesday.

  • Acid
    Oct 11, 2013 01:50 IST

    After 7 years, ray of hope for acid attack victim

    After living in a state of blindness for seven years, acid attack victim Reenu Sharma, 27, has begun her journey to get back her vision.

  • Violence against women
    Oct 30, 2013 01:13 IST

    Delhi: Man throws acid on 22-yr-old who filed police complaint

    The woman, 22, however, was lucky and suffered minor burns only on her legs. She is currently undergoing treatment at a government hospital. Police said the woman was traumatised at the incident.

  • Ludhiana acid attack
    Jul 25, 2014 18:52 IST

    SC pulls up centre for laxity in acid attack cases

    The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the growing number of acid attacks in the country, and asked the central and state governments for an explanation over the slow pace of rehabilitation of victims of such violence.

  • Students holding banners and placards during
    Mar 06, 2014 23:19 IST

    Ex-minister's daughter-in-law receives acid attack threat

    Barsa Swony Choudhury, an alleged dowry torture victim and daughter-in-law of a former minister, was reportedly threatened in a letter with acid attack if she tried to enter politics.

  • Alok and Laxmi
    Mar 04, 2014 17:19 IST

    US to honour India's 'Stop Acid Attacks' campaigner

    Laxmi, a "Stop Acid Attacks" campaigner from India is one of the ten "extraordinary women from 10 countries with the 2014 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award" in Washington on Tuesday.

  • Acid
    Feb 09, 2014 19:32 IST

    Acid attack claims first life in Bihar

    Just over six months after the Supreme Court directed state governments to put in place stringent measures to curb acid attacks, one such assault has claimed its first victim in Bihar.

  • Students holding banners and placards during
    Feb 07, 2014 18:27 IST

    Bihar acid attack leaves woman fighting for life

    The incident, the fifth such recorded event in Bihar in the past 14 months, came just over six months after the Supreme Court directed state governments to put in place stringent measures to curb such attacks.

  • Rape
    Feb 01, 2014 22:08 IST

    UP: Spurned lover attacks 16-year-old girl with acid

    The 16-year-old girl, who is a class 11 student, originally hails from Bihar and has been staying with her maternal grandparents for the past several months. She was admitted to hospital with 35% burns on face and legs.

  • Alok and Laxmi
    Jan 19, 2014 00:34 IST

    A corrosive love: living with the scars

    Acid attacks are a rampant gender crime in India. While the case of Laxmi, who is making a new beginning with Alok, is an occasion to cheer, the truth remains that most victims continue to live in pain and neglect.