Acid attacks horrifying forms of gender-based violence

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Agency: IANS The Delhi High Court Thursday termed acid attacks as one of the most “horrifying forms of gender-based violence”, and upheld the life sentence awarded to man for killing his wife by throwing acid on her. A division bench of Justice Kailash Gambhir and Justice Indermeet Kaur said acid attack was a “growing phenomenon”… Read more »

Govt agrees to fast-track probe, increase policing

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Government agreed to fast track investigations into sexual offences like rape and increase policing that includes deployment of the force in plain clothes to instil sense of security in the capital for heeding to suggestions from public. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Union Minister of State for Home R P N Singh in a meeting with,… Read more »

Acid attacks: Spreading awareness through film

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In the wake of increasing incidents of acid attacks, here are some filmmakers who are planning to spread awareness about this through films. An Oscar winning film, which poignantly captured the trauma and helplessness of acid victims in Pakistan may soon be shown in India, says filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy who is finalising talks for… Read more »