HindustanTimes Sat,12 Jul 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I was blinded in seconds for showing courage: acid attack survivor

Persistent molestation, ridicule and threat to my life did nothing to melt my steely resolve. Then, on February 15, 2006, I was made to pay for my courage when my stalker — a tenant at our Mansarovar Park home in east Delhi — threw acid on my face. Sumit Saxena reports.

Govt not serious on policy to curb acid sale: SC

The SC today slammed the Centre for not being "serious" about framing a policy to curb sale of acid to prevent acid attacks. "People are dying, but you are not worried," the court commented.

Acid attacks: HC for framing policy for free treatment

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday directed Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to frame a policy for free medical treatment and rehabilitation of acid attack victims keeping in view the recommendations made by the National Commission for Women (NCW) to the Centre.

SC slams govt’s laxity over acid attack cases

Slamming the Centre for failing to frame a policy to curb sale of acid in open market and rehabilitate acid attack victims, the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave a week’s time to the government failing which it said it would pass an order.

Saving face in India

While there are no official statistics of such attacks in India, it is estimated that there are as many as 1,000 acid attacks a year in the country. The frequency and gravity of acid attacks call for a preventive and punitive policy right now.

‘After the attack, the victim doesn’t exist for the society’

Eight years after she became a victim of an acid attack, Laxmi talks about her fight for justice with Hindustan Times.

Finally, a ray of hope for acid attack survivors

In a bid to give voice to acid attack victims who face discrimination on a daily basis, Alok Dixit has launched ‘Stop Acid Attack (SAA) campaign’. The campaign which began with just a handful of people now has volunteers from across the country. Mohit Sharma reports.

Acid attack victim turns a recluse

Once a bubbly and fun-loving girl, 17-year-old Prerna Gandhi, a Class-12 arts student at DAV School here, has turned a recluse since the acid attack on her on June 18, 2011.

Centre proposes steps to curb sale of acid, frames rules under poison act

Shopkeepers will soon need a licence to sell acid and a buyer will have to submit a photo identity card to purchase it. These are among the various steps the Centre listed in front of SC with an attempt to check acid attacks on women. HT reports.
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