Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Case ReportVolume 5 Issue 4

Women Victims of Acid Attack: A Critical Appraisal

Sumanth S Hiremath*

Department of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka State, India

*Corresponding Author: Sumanth S Hiremath, Department of Sociology, Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, Karnataka State, India.

Received: January 17, 2023; Published: March 10, 2023

Abstract

In the 21st century, acid-throwing has become one of society's most barbarous appearances of crime. Acid violence is a heinous crime committed usually against women, intending to harm them. Acid throwing will cause permanent damage to the beauty of a woman and will thus make it difficult for her to lead a normal life in future. A perverse logic behind this could be a man's motive to destroy a woman's face, which she considers to be her fortune. Since acid throwing rarely results in death, the victim has to endure lifelong suffering.

Indian judiciary should provide appropriate compensation to victims. Enforcement of law and justice should work wonders, such that it creates terror in the minds of criminals with strict implementation of stringent punishment of legislation via transparent work by police and judiciary and not be just documented.

Keywords: Acid; Violence; Women; Law; Justice; Stringent Punishment

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Citation: Sumanth S Hiremath. “Women Victims of Acid Attack: A Critical Appraisal". Acta Scientific Women's Health 5.4 (2023): 45-38.

Copyright: Sumanth S Hiremath. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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