1. There are no specific laws against acid attacks in our country. According to the organizations working on acid attacks, it is mostly women who are victimised of the acid attacks. A concrete law could be brought in effect if acid attacks are categorized under violence against women, physical, mental and sexual assault.

2. In most acid attack cases, the victim does not die, but her face and life is ruined. Hence, acid attacks must be dealt separately and specifically and must be categorised under heinous crime. We demand the minimum sentence to be life imprisonment.

3.Acid attack is a cruel and inhumane crime, which calls for immediate medical treatment to the victim, irrespective of court's decisions. But, the present laws do not stand sufficient, as many victims are exausted with running around courts for years together after having to brave a life-long health complication because of the chemical injuries they sustain. Along with specific laws to deal with acid attack cases, there must be a provision for fast track courts too, where cases are solved within three months.

4. Even the Supreme Court of India has stated that the victims of the acid attack cases do not get justice. Hence, the government must constitute an agency to process the cases of acid attacks and help the victims get justice.
5. Protection officers to deal with threats and potential risks to women's safety must be appointed to stop acid attacks.

6. Acid attack victims must be given complete legal support to ensure they do not have to struggle a lot to get justice.

7. The Centre and state governments must facilitate the victims with compensation and government jobs to help them take charge of thnstreams of life.their lives.

8. The women victims of acid attacks mainly face the struggle of expensive surgeries, which hinders their appropriate and speedy treatment. Hence, government must take the responsibility of their treatment.

9. The open sale of acid for domestic purposes should be controlled and preferrably banned by the government. For, industrial, commercial and all other purposes, it must be sold under licenced dealers and its procurement be made possible against production of suitable identity proof.

10. The physical and psychological trauma following an acid attack makes life very difficult for the victims. The government must take steps to rehabilitate acid attack survivors with counselling and other provisions.

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    About Us

    SAA is a campaign against acid violence. We work as a bridge between survivors and the society, as most of the victims of this brutal crime, which is much more grave in its impact than a rape, have isolated themselves after losing their face. Due to ignorance of the government and civil society, most survivors find no hope and stay like an outcast, in solitude. SAA aims to research and track acid attack cases and compile a data to get the actual situation of survivors.

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    We work with partners and stakeholders towards elimination of acid and other forms of burn violence and protection of survivors' rights. The process of justice to an acid attack victim remains incomplete until she gets immediate medical, legal and economic help, along with the critical social acceptance. Our vision is to free India from this crime, which reflects the flaws of our patriarchal society and abusive attitudes. We want survivors to have access to fast justice and fight back the irreparable impact of this crime.

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