A Study on Acid Attack in India and Its Impact

Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR) www.jetir.org

21 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2019

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Advocate Arundhuti Das

K.K. University - Department of Law

Subhamoy Banik

Calorx Teachers University; K.K. University - Department of Commerce and Management

Date Written: January 2, 2019

Abstract

An acid attack involves the premeditated throwing of acid on a victim, usually on her face. It is a gender-based heinous crime against women. In addition to causing psychological trauma,acid attacks result in severe pain, permanent disfigurement, subsequent infections and often blindness in one or both eyes. According to the National Commission of India acid attack is “any act of throwing acid or using acid in any form on the victim with the intention of or with knowledge that such person is likely to cause to the other person permanent or partial damage or deformity or disfiguration to any part of the body of such person”. As per the study,it can be concluded that 78% of the acid attack incident is for refusal to marry, rejection of love or for any personal causes. Acid attack on women is increasing day by day, basically on the girls in the age of 11-30 years. The easy accessibility of inexpensive acid makes the perpetrators to use it as an ideal weapon against this heinous crime against women. Illegal sale and purchase of acid are considered as non-bailable offence, still it is readily accessible in all most the grocery and hardware stores in urban and rural areas. The most common types of acid utilized in these assaults include sulphuric, nitric, and hydrochloric acid. Attack by acid rarely kills a human being but it causes severe physical, psychological and social scarring. However, the occurrence of eternal trauma and social isolation has also been found. The research shows that most of the respondents to acid attack who had faced the violence had faced other form of violence like cast-out from the society, difficult to arrange marriage, employment problem, etc. Several community awareness programs are being conducted by local authorities and administrative departments, to make people aware of this heinous crime. This paper wants to highlight the causes and impact of the acid attack on this innocent women’s and the problems or hindrance suffered by the victims.

Keywords: Acid Attack, vitriolage, violence, challenges faced by female victim

Suggested Citation

Das, Advocate Arundhuti and Banik, Subhamoy, A Study on Acid Attack in India and Its Impact (January 2, 2019). Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (JETIR) www.jetir.org, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3367773

Advocate Arundhuti Das

K.K. University - Department of Law

Nalanda, Bihar
India

Subhamoy Banik (Contact Author)

Calorx Teachers University ( email )

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Ognaj, Post Office Chandlodia, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Ahmedabad
India

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K.K. University - Department of Commerce and Management ( email )

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India
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