Vidhik Kumar https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6688-9592 is a B.A. LLB (Criminal Law Hons.) student at National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, India. He has written articles on pertinent topics such as fake news, police brutality, and revenge porn. His areas of interest are criminology, criminal justice administration and general criminal, which he has pursued through internships.
India has the highest number of acid attacks globally every year, and despite the actions taken by the Indian Government and the Supreme Court of India, the crime is on the rise. This increase can be attributed to the patriarchal ideology that is prevalent in India and to India’s inadequate legal system, which does not deliver efficient remedies to the victims. This article will discuss the prevalence of acid attacks in India, motives behind the attacks, consequences on victims, and shortcomings in measures adopted to prevent the crime and provide justice to victims.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
"Acid Attacks in India: A Socio-Legal Report,"
Dignity: A Journal of Analysis of Exploitation and Violence:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dignity/vol6/iss1/5
Asian Studies Commons, Criminal Law Commons, Criminal Procedure Commons, Criminology Commons, Human Rights Law Commons, Inequality and Stratification Commons, Law and Gender Commons, Law and Society Commons, Social Justice Commons