India isn’t doing enough to curb acid attacks

India's Supreme Court ruled that the government has failed to adequately address acid attacks, and the court set a July 16 deadline for a new plan to curb this widespread form of violence. “People are dying, but you are not worried about it. Think of people who are losing their lives every day. Girls are being attacked every day in different parts of the country,” read part of the ruling. Acid is cheap and accessible in India, leading to its rise as a popular weapon, often used against women, and the court's ruling suggested restricting the ability to buy it.

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July 10, 2013 12:35 PM