Acid attacks: mere legislation won’t do
What decides the success of a law is its implementation, which is lacking in cases of acid attacks
It’s rare to see women dancing on the lawns of the Supreme Court of India. But on that sultry day of 18 July 2013, a group of women broke into a spontaneous dance after the nation’s top court finally acknowledged their suffering as victims of acid attacks. They were celebrating the court’s decision to impose restrictions on the sale of acid and provide compensation to victims.