Acid Attack: Provisions under Indian Legal System
Keywords:Acid attack, Section 326A and 326B, Defence Against Acid Attack, Legal Provisions
Acid attack is a grave violation of rights of security and peaceful living of
ordinary citizens and is a common way of transforming of hidden hatred and
feeling of revenge into forever physical as well as psychological scars on the
victims particularly women and children by the preparators. This is not limited
to India or south Asian countries but is also prevalent in sub Saharan Africa,
Middle East, Caribbean Islands and other regions. In the recent decade, there is
a sharp rise in incidents of acid attacks on women only. This article attempts to
address the issue of acid attack and explores the various provisions provided to
protect women in Indian legal system. This also highlights the role played by
judiciary at the forefront to safe guard the rights of victims of acid attack.
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