07/10/2013, 00.00
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India, Supreme Court to the Government: No more victims disfigured with acid

The highest court in the country launches an ultimatum: new rules on the sale of the solvent and support to victims within a week, or "we will take hold of the situation." Each year there are at least 1000 acid victims in India.

Mumbai (AsiaNews/agencies)- Regulate the sale of acid and initiate aid programmes for the victims of the attacks: these are the demands of the Supreme Court of India to the Central Government. If the Commission does not present a draft within the next week, said the judges, the Court will issue a ruling to force the Government to act.

The highest court of the country is accusing the Government of not taking adequate measures to stop further attacks with acid, despite repeated appeals by the same Court.

Every year in India there are at least 1000 acid attacks, mostly against women. This type of aggression is widespread in all of South Asia, especially in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In India, anyone can buy a bottle of 750 ml acid at any grocery store, at the low price of 30 rupees (0.39 euros).



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