Acid attack victims: Chief Secys of 4 states appear in SC

Chief Secretaries of four states, against whom contempt notices were issued earlier, on Wednesday appeared in person in the Supreme Court and said they have filed responses on the issue of treatment and rehabilitation of acid attack victims.

Treat acid attack victims or face action: Govt to pvt hospitals

 The government on Wednesday warned private hospitals of cancellation of their registration in case they refused to treat acid attack victims in the national capital.

Centre asks states to immediately arrest acid attack culprits

 The Centre has asked all states to immediately arrest people involved in acid attack cases and take proactive steps to ensure justice as it will act as a deterrent to the culprits and provide solace to the victims.

Delhi High Court asks police to curb illegal sale of acid

Anguished over the death of a woman who was forced to drink acid for refusing to stay with a man, Delhi High Court has directed the police to deal acid attacks with an "iron hand" and take stern steps to curb its illegal sale.

Akhilesh ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases

 Promising all possible help for victims of acid attacks, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government would ensure prompt action in such cases.

Rajya Sabha members condemn acid attacks

Cutting across party lines, Rajya Sabha members Friday condemned the many incidents of acid attacks and demanded stringent punishment for their perpetrators, saying they inflict inexpressible pain on the body and minds of victims.

Rajya Sabha MPs seek stringent law to curb acid attacks

Cutting across party lines, members united in Rajya Sabha Friday to seek stringent punishment for perpetrators of acid attacks in the wake of rising incidents in the country, saying the incidents inflict undescribable pain on the body and minds of the victims.

SC voices concern over rehabilitation of acid attack victims

 Voicing concern over improper rehabilitation of the acid attack victims, Supreme Court today asked the government to apprise it of steps taken to provide free treatment to the survivors of the heinous crime.

Delhi HC agrees to hear plea to regularise sale of acid

 Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL alleging that failure on part of the Centre and city government to regularise the sale of acid in the national capital, despite Supreme Court directions, has led to several acid attacks here.

Modi govt proposes to set up 150 teams to probe crime against women

The Centre has proposed to set up 150 special investigative units on a pilot basis, in some of the most crime-prone districts in the country to probe grievous offences against women, particularly rape, dowry harassments, acid attacks and human trafficking.

Acid sale will soon be monitored online, says Rajnath Singh

In order to regulate the sale of acid, a web application having functionalities like registration of stockists and retailers, issue of licences by the district administration, targeting sale of acid to individuals only after recording personal details like proof of identity and proof of address o

Assault on acid attack victims: Delhi HC issues notice to police

The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked city police to preserve Dec 18 CCTV footage of Parliament Street police station where some acid attack victims were allegedly detained while they were holding a peaceful protest.

Centre plans compensation fund for acid attack victims

 The Centre is planning to launch a comprehensive fund for acid attack victims, which will include a compensation of more than Rs 3 lakh, government told the Lok Sabha amid demands for death penalty for those indulging in such crimes.

Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities.

Iran appoints acid attacks probe chief

Iran's judiciary chief has tasked his deputy to lead an investigation into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities.

Hundreds protest against Iran acid attacks

Around 1,000 people took to the streets in Iran today to demand action after four women were maimed in acid attacks reportedly linked to them not wearing the veil.

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.

India - No country for girls!

Can I walk on my own? Will I be safe today? Do I actually have the right to live freely? These are just some questions I ask myself every day.

There has been an unprecedented number heinous acts committed against women lately, whether it be rape or domestic violence. Justice is still pending for countless women in the country and the nation has failed to deliver what it promised since Independence - equality and justice for all.

Acid attacks - The caustic truth

Every year, an estimated 80% of the globally reported 1,500 acid attacks are directed at women.