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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.

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. Laws against acid attacks

Don’t turn away, fight for us: Acid attack survivor

Look at me, don’t turn your face, I’m human too: This is the thought that has most crossed Laxmi's mind in the last eight years. She was only 15 years old when on April 22, 2005, she was pinned to the ground and attacked with acid. Harinder Baweja reports.

Acid attack kills 28-year-old in Madhya Pradesh

A 28-year-old married woman died and three others sustained injuries in an acid attack in Morena district, about 465 kilometers north of Bhopal early today. HT reports.

My husband attacked me and committed suicide: acid attack survivor Meena Soni

Meena Soni, mother of three, was attacked with acid by her husband. She bounced back to life and now works for undertrial women at Lucknow jail and believes that women have abundant courage. Richa Srivastava writes. Laws against acid attacks

My husband attacked me and committed suicide: acid attack survivor Meena Soni

Meena Soni, mother of three, was attacked with acid by her husband. She bounced back to life and now works for undertrial women at Lucknow jail and believes that women have abundant courage. Richa Srivastava writes. Laws against acid attacks

I was seen only as a commodity: acid attack survivor Haseena Hussain

Beauty is only skin deep. Whoever came up with this line probably had never met an acid attack victim. Naveen Ammembala writes. Laws against acid attacks

I was seen only as a commodity: acid attack survivor Haseena Hussain

Fighting on Haseena Hussain is officially the first acid attack victim in Karnataka. After losing her eyesight, she used to think she’s better off dead. But she now works to help other victims. Naveen Ammembala writes.

I can’t even cry anymore, says Annu Mukherjee, blinded in an acid attack

Annu Mukherjee, a hotel dancer, was blinded in an attack by a jealous colleague. She has lost her sight, but not the will to carry on. ‘I can’t see but I can still dance,’ she says to Shalini Singh.

‘I can’t even cry anymore’: says Annu Mukherjee, blinded in an acid attack

Annu Mukherjee, a hotel dancer, was blinded in an attack by a jealous colleague. She has lost her sight, but not the will to carry on. ‘I can’t see but I can still dance,’ she says. Shalini Singh writes. Laws against acid attacks
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