Acid Attack: The Ageless Horror

By Sunidhi Singh, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

Violence is a crime against humanity, for it destroys the very fabric of society.”-Pope John Paul II

Acid attacks have become a frequent phenomenon in the present day world. ‘Woman staves off molestation attempt, attacked with acid’, ‘Unidentified men threw acid on a 35 year old woman’, ‘acid attack on a girl at Bandra station’, ‘a motorcycle-borne man splashed acid on an 18 year old software engineer’, ‘17 year old attacked with acid by spurned lover’ are the headlines of some of the most heinous acid attacks that have happened in India over the last few years. (more…)