Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Indian acid attack victims campaign for tougher laws: ABC Radio Australia

Posted by Stop Acid Attacks On Wednesday, August 07, 2013 3 comments
Updated 7 August 2013, 13:50 AEST
Acid attacks on women are a disturbingly common part of life in south and southeast Asia.
File Photo: Laxmi during a protest outside the Central Home Ministry of India

Often the perpetrator is a spurned lover or a relative, and their weapon is a bottle of acid purchased for a few dollars.
In India, acid attack survivors have been fighting for increased regulation of the sale of the chemicals.
Last month they had a triumph when the government introduced guidelines to restrict acid sales but the survivors say more reforms are needed.
Presenter: Stephanie March, India correspondent
Speaker: Laxmi, Indian acid attack victim/rights campaigner ; Dr Shahin Nooreyezdan, Plastic Surgeon; Arparna Bhatt, Lawyer


  1. I don't know how old that photo is, but a month ago the Indian Supreme Court passed a law that helps a little, at least to identify the individuals who buy acid.

  2. The more laws, the more injustice sir. We want the society to get rid of crimes like this. The law came into effect only after the girl in the picture above pursued a writ petition for seven years in the Supreme Court. My father can buy acid on his ID and I can still throw it on anyone without being identified.

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