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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.

SC to pass order regulating sale of acid tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Thursday will pass an interim order on regulating the sale of acid at retail outlets in market across the country.

SC curbs acid sale, orders more money for victims

The Supreme Court today directed states and union territories to frame rules to regulate sale of acids and other corrosive substances within three months and make acid attack a non-bailable offence.

Acid attacks: a look at India and other countries

India passed a new law in February following the Delhi gang rape case which also ciminalises acid attacks. The law defines acid attack as a separate Indian Penal Code offence and proposes punishment of not less than 10 years to a maximum of life imprisonment for perpetrators and fine that could go up to Rs.10 lakh.

Don’t stare at me, I am human too: acid attack survivor Laxmi

For long, Laxmi lived in dark despair but today she has moved on from being victim to survivor and is the face of a fierce campaign against acid attacks, writes Harinder Baweja.

Crime and punishment: a new law at last

IPC was amended after Justice Verma panel's recommendation that acid attack be treated as a standalone offence with minimum imprisonment of 10 years extendable up to life term and fine for the guilty.

It’s a long, hard road to recovery for the victims

It’s a long, hard road to recovery for the acid attacks victims. Integral aspect to the treatment is psychological counselling to deal with post-traumatic stress syndrome. Rhythma Kaul reports.
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