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Supreme Court pulls up the government for laxity to acid attack victims

Friday, 25 July 2014 - 11:51am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Centre and state governments on a public interest litigation (PIL) over acid attack victims, expressing its concerns for the victims. It said that the situation in India, regarding acid attacks is pathetic and asked, why there was a laxity on the part of the government regarding the issue.

One of the sruvivors of acid attacks and the winner of the international women's courage award, Laxmi saa had filed a PIL in the Supreme Courth regarding the regulation of sale of acids. The court had passed an order earlier this month prohibitng sale of acid without license and also making it compulsory for the sellers to maintain a record of buyers. They would even have to report it to the local police stations within three days. But of course, none of this is followed in India.

A three day legal conference by Human Rights Law Network revealed in July this year that a group of lawyers are drawing up a plan for rehabilitation, compensation and support of acid attack victims in the country. 



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