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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Acid attack survivor Laxmi’s spirit wins her a partner for life

Alok, a Kanpur resident who runs an award-winning campaign for acid attack victims, has set an example by deciding to enter into a live-in relationship with one of his fellow campaigners, Laxmi.

My face was used to settle scores, says acid attack survivor Ritu Saini

Rohtak's Ritu Saini once wanted to be an ace volleyball player. Today, she spends her time doing household chores, after her aunt chose to settle a property score by burning her face. The 18-yr old talks to Sat Singh about her ongoing struggle. Laws against acid attacks

Till death, she just kept asking why: acid attack victim Preeti Rathi's mother

Preeti Rathi got an appointment letter from the ministry of defence on March 28. A month-and-a-half later, on June 1, she was dead. The family's hope for a better life was left corroded by a fatal acid attack on their daughter. Her mother talks to KumKum Dasgupta.

Man throws acid on a woman in Ghaziabad

A woman suffered serious injuries in an acid attack early on Friday morning in Ghaziabad. The incident happened in Vijay Nagar area after a man threw acid on her face.

They emptied an acid bottle in my throat, says survivor Sabina Khatun

18-year-old Sabina Khatun was pinned down by her boyfriend’s family while he just stood by and watched. Today, she seldom moves out of her home and lives in constant fear of another attack on her or her sisters. She talks to Orin Basu about her ordeal.
Laws against acid attacks

Ghaziabad: acid thrower kills self in custody

A 28-year-old man accused of throwing acid on a married woman allegedly committed suicide in lock-up on Saturday, just hours after surrendering to the police. Peeyush Khandelwal reports.

Ghaziabad: Acid-attack accused died of hanging, confirms autopsy report

The autopsy report of an acid-attack accused, who allegedly committed suicide inside the prison here within hours of his arrest, confirmed that he died of asphyxia due to hanging.

Treatment of acid attack victims should be free: Krishna Tirath

Women and child development minister Krishna Tirath today said her ministry is in favour of providing free surgery and treatment to acid attack victims even in private hospitals.

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