Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2017)
Acid attacks on women: Legal response
Author(s): Ashok Kumar Makkar
Abstract: Acid attack is most horrible and brutal. Apart from matrimonial home the women are also victim of acid attack on refusal of proposal by male. Foreign NGO made analysis about the impact of acid attack on human body. In Luxmi’s case the Apex Court directed to the Government to frame rules and implement the same strictly. National Commission for Women suggested the separate legislation for the offence of acid attack. Certain amendments have been made in Indian Penal Code 1860, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 and Indian Evidence Act, 1872.