Exploration of acid attack violence in India

Aditi Sharma
4th Year Student of B.A.LLB,
Indore Institute of Law, Indore


This research talks about the atrocious crime of acid attack violence which is quite a burning issue worldwide. Although the author has taken only Indian context in this research. The author has classified the research paper into several parts containing the effect of acid attack on the victims and their social life. Author has tried to cover all the major issues related to acid attack violence in India. This paper shows how the acid attack has been affecting the lives of victims and devastating them. Author has mainly covered the reasons of acid attack, provisions of punishment for acid attack, what society has done for victims and are those measures useful for them and helpful in their betterment or not. Acid attack is a deep-seated social evil. Over the years the amount of this crime has engrossed social activists legislators judges as well as researchers to classify measures to restrain this evil. This research work explores the issue of acid attack violence: a brutal and nasty type of violence that involves the intentional throwing of acerbic acid onto another person with the purpose of disfiguration. This attack occurs in many countries but is particularly common in Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Cambodia. Global figures suggest that attacks are primarily perpetrated by men as a result of disgrace and loss of face or loss of honour. This research explores factors that contribute to the acid attack violence and will refer to cases in India.

Keywords: Acid Attacks, Atrocities against women, women and law, protection of women, offences against women

Preferred Citation

Aditi Sharma, Exploration of acid attack violence in India, The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (2018) 6, pp. 293 – 299, ISSN (O): 2319-8338

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