Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

Situation is very pathetic: Supreme Court on acid attacks

The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over growing number of acid attacks in the country.

Lok Sabha passes anti-rape bill, age of consent stays at 18

The Lower House of Parliament on Tuesday passed the anti-rape bill, while maintaining the age for consensual sex at 18 years.

Acid attacks: SC asks Centre, states to address the menace

The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the steps taken in the last seven years by the government to evolve a comprehensive, concrete and effective law to deal with growing acid attacks and ordered convening a meeting of states and UTs on the issues.

Chavan vows to set up CICB for acid attack victims

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has assured setting up of a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the state soon.

Acid attacks: SC fiat to Centre, states

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it of their measures to regulate the sale of acid to prevent its misuse as a weapon, particularly against women by their jilted lovers.

Cambodian lawmakers approve law on acid attacks

Acid attacks are a common form of revenge in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation.