Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Rajat Malhotra

Supreme Court orders curb on acid attack in India

Acid attack leave victims,
Mostly women, Disfigured for life
Supreme Court Of India ordered federal and State Government to keep a check on sale of acid to reduce acid attack on women in India.

  1. Acid attacks is increasing in numbers as people find it easy to take the revenge. So to be more strict on these acts the Supreme Court Of India said that the acid should be sold to only those persons who will show there valid identity card to vendors.             
  2. Buyers will also need to show there need and valid reason for buying the chemical and for the same sales need to be reported to the police.
  3. compensation for victims will be increased. There are estimated 1,200 acid attacks in a year in India.
  4.  The victims who have to live and sacrifice with their beautiful faces are mainly women and they are being targeted by their jealous partners, correspondents says.
  5. In Thursday's ruling Apex Court said that the acid should not be sold to anyone under 18 years of age.
  6. Supreme Court also ruled that there should not any bail for such offense.
  7. In addition to it SC also said that victims of acid attacks will be given compensation of atleast Rs3,00,000/- for there rehabilitate after the order.

Penalties By Supreme Court Of India

  1. The Indian Government is too slow in dealing with the cases of Acid attacks.
  2. The Indian Government is failing for formulating new policies to avoid such attacks.
  3. In 2012, Government of India introduced new tough legislation to counter violence acid attacks against women.
  4. The legislation contained harsher punishment for Acid attack in Section 326A of Indian Penal Code.
  5. The minimum punishment for acid attack under section 326A of IPC is 10 years imprisonment. which can extend up to life imprisonment with fine or both. 
  6. A separate law was passed to punish offenders in such cases  along with amendment of law on sexual offenses.