ACID ATTACKS

  • Government to make acid sale data available online 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With the country witnessing 310 cases of acid attack in 2014, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the government is contemplating to make available online data on the sale of acid. "We are developing a software for online regularisation of sale of acid. It is under process," Singh...
  • Give free treatment to acid attack survivours: SC to private hospitals April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Coming to the aid of acid attack survivours, the Supreme Court on asked all private hospitals across the country to provide free treatment, including medicines and expensive reconstruction surgeries, to such survivours. A social justice bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit asked all state governments...
  • West Bengal: Spurned lover throws acid at classmate April 6, 2015

    Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday. The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to...
  • Akhilesh Yadav ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases March 29, 2015

    Lucknow: Promising all possible help for victims of acid attacks, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government would ensure prompt action in such cases. "Our government is committed to provide all possible help to acid attack victims. We are ensuring strict and prompt action in such...
  • On International Women's Day, calender featuring acid attack survivors launched March 8, 2015

    Agra: A unique calender featuring acid attack survivors is being launched in the national capital to mark International Women's Day on Sunday. Shot in the backdrop of Taj Mahal in Agra, 11 women overcome their fear and were a part of it. Rupa, an acid attack survivor said, "This calendar showcases...
  • Govenment to fix time-frame for probe & trial of acid attack cases February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: With an estimated 400 cases of acid attacks registered every month across the country, government will soon fix a time-frame for investigation and trial of such cases and ensure maximum punishment to the guilty. Addressing a seminar on 'Empowering Acid Survivors', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his Ministry...
  • Rape, acid attacks, kidnap: Girls face rising violence in fight for education, says UN February 10, 2015

    Geneva: High-profile attacks such as the abduction 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria and the shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan are a fraction of what is suffered by girls trying to get an education, the UN human rights office said on Monday. Many of the attacks are done in...
  • Acid attack survivor showed remarkable fortitude: Doctors January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Undaunted by the acid attack on her in a December morning, a 30-year-old doctor of the ESI Hospital is moving ahead in life. In her father's words, "She has been strong and confident all throughout." The woman, who had been undergoing treatment at Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic...
  • I fought off acid attack: Bravery award winner January 22, 2015

    Republic day will also see children being awarded with the bravery award as is tradition. CNN IBN's Reena Bharadwaj met the winners to get us these stories of courage. The winners will be awarded with the Bravery award. ...
  • Acid thrown on BJP leader, his family in Ujjain by miscreants on bikes January 13, 2015

    Ujjain: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader fell victim to an acid attack in Ujjain on Monday night. The incident took place when two miscreants on the bike threw the acid on BJP leader Murlidhar Kabra, his wife and his mother. The BJP leader along with his wife and mother...
  • Rajnath Singh advocates online monitoring of sale of acid December 27, 2014

    Lucknow: Voicing concern over increasing incidents of acid attacks on women, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said an online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to check such incidents. "An online monitoring of sale of acid would be done to put an effective check over such incidents," Singh...
  • Government taking steps to create deterrents against acid attacks: Rajnath Singh December 27, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the government is taking steps to create deterrents against acid attacks. He said he has instructed the Delhi Police to register and monitor the sale of acid online. The remarks came after a female doctor was attacked with acid in the national capital this week. ...
  • Acid attack survivors demand fast-track courts and rehabilitation programmes December 26, 2014

    Acid attack survivor, Laxmi demands the setting up of fast-track courts and rehabilitation programmes for the acid attack survivors. They demand the implementation of the Supreme Court orders to curtail the counter sale of acids. ...
  • Love gone awry, Delhi acid attack mastermind knew the victim for 10 years December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The police on Thursday arrested the mastermind and along with his three accomplices in connection with the acid attack that took place on Tuesday in Delhi. Investigators say that the attack was an act of revenge. The shocking details of the case reveal that the mastermind of the...
  • Delhi acid attack: Victim knew accused doctor, says police December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Police on Thursday said Dr Ashok Yadav and the acid attack victim had done their MBBS from Russia and knew each other for around 10 years and the duo was "good friends." According to the police, Dr Yadav, a resident of Mayapuri, wanted to marry her and had...
  • Delhi: Two people arrested for acid attack on lady doctor December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested two people in connection with the acid attack on a lady doctor in the city on Tuesday. The footage of the attack shows that the woman was riding her scooter when two men on a bike pulled close to her and tried to snatch her...
  • What's government doing on illegal sale of acid, asks Delhi High Court December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent rise in acid attacks prompted the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to question the city government's implementation of the Supreme Court order on illegal sale of acids in the capital. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice I.S. Mehta expressed strong displeasure at Tuesday's incident...
  • Delhi acid attack: Victim reports partial visibility in right eye December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The 30-year-old woman doctor who had sustained burn injuries on the right side of her face following an acid attack on her, has shown slight improvement, doctors treating her said on Wednesday. The victim, who is herself a senior resident doctor at Employees State Insurance (ESI) hospital, is...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with the growing number of acid attacks on women, government is planning to categorise such cases as heinous crimes and fix a time-frame for investigation and trial for speedy justice. All such cases where maximum punishment of life imprisonment or death sentence is possible will be categorised...
  • Delhi: Miscreants throw acid on a woman doctor, victim admitted to AIIMS December 23, 2014

    Delhi: A doctor suffered serious burn injuries on Tuesday morning after some miscreants threw acid on her. She was riding her scooty when she was attacked. The incident is reported from Rajouri Garden area of Delhi where two men on a bike tried snatching the victim's purse. The victim has been...
  • Andhra: Post graduate student throws acid on lecturer for not marrying her December 20, 2014

    Guntur: A post graduate student allegedly threw acid on her former lecturer outside a government polytechnic college at Nallapadu in Guntur district on Saturday, apparently to take "revenge" from him for reneging on his promise to marry her, police said. The incident occurred when the young woman, who is currently pursuing...
  • Delhi: Police crackdown on acid attack survivors protesting at Jantar Mantar December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acid attack survivors, who are on a hunger strike at Delhi's Jantar Mantar, on Thursday accused the police of manhandling them. Led-by Laxmi, who has been the face of campaign against acid attack, the survivors were allegedly beaten up when they were marching to the Parliament Street police station. The...
  • Two car-borne youth throw acid at a college girl in Srinagar December 11, 2014

    Srinagar: A college girl studying law was attacked by two car borne youth with acid in downtown Srinagar on Thursday. The girl's face has reportedly suffered some burn injuries, police said. The hunt to nab the culprits is on. The girl has been taken to a hospital for treatment. More information...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Acid thrown on woman corporator in Bareilly November 28, 2014

    Bareilly (UP): A woman corporator was seriously injured when some persons allegedly threw acid on her in Faridpur area due a money-related dispute, police said. The incident took place last night when corporator of Para, Muskan Devi (35), who used to run a shop in her house with her husband Sonu,...
  • Pakistan: Man pours acid down wife's throat over trivial issues November 26, 2014

    Lahore: A 25-year-old married woman in Pakistan's Punjab province is battling for her life after her husband allegedly poured acid down her throat following an argument over trivial domestic issues. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Kot Addu tehsil of Muzaffargarh district, some 400 kilometres from Lahore. Victim Gulnaz's husband...
  • Andhra Pradesh: 73-year-old woman hurt in acid attack October 8, 2014

    Kadapa: A 73-year-old woman was seriously injured when a woman allegedly poured acid on her face in a robbery bid in Nandalur village of Kadapa district on Wednesday, police said. The accused, identified as Najeebunnesa (38) is a habitual offender, said Nandlur sub-inspector BV Krishnaiah. The incident occurred in the...
  • Pakistan: 18yearold girl and family attacked with acid by jilted lover September 21, 2014

    Lahore: An 18yearold Pakistani girl and two other members of her family were injured on Sunday in an acid attack allegedly carried out by two men, one of them her spurned lover in Punjab province. Shabnam Bibi, along with her mother and brother, were attacked on Saturday while they were asleep...
  • West Bengal: Girl escapes acid attack, accused arrested September 3, 2014

    Balurghat: A young girl on Wednesday escaped an acid attack by a youth after she refused to give in to his indecent proposals while travelling in a bus at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district. "The girl escaped when Mustak Sarkar attempted to sprinkle acid on her face from a bottle...
  • Faces of courage: Acid attack victims pose for a photo shoot August 21, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, fashion photographer Rahul Saharan talks about some brave young acid attack survivor women who faced a photo shoot to draw attention to the issue. "I've shot with lots of models but shooting with them was a very different experience. It was just a small effort...
  • Photos: Five acid attack victims took part in an inspirational photoshoot to help achieve an acid attack fighter's dream of opening a boutique August 13, 2014

    It was Rupa's stepmother who poured acid on her as she slept. This happened 6 years ago. After going through physical and mental abuse at home, Rupa decided to fight for acid attack victims. She joined an organisation called 'Stop Acid Attacks' and now works towards spreading awareness to ban...