September 2nd, 2015
The kind of pain experienced as a result of an acid attack is unimaginable. Victims face traumatizing after-effects including, but not limited to, peeled skin, loss of eyesight and hearing, exposed bone and cartilage, fatal infections, loss of sensation, amputations, skin replacements and grafts and most of all, excruciating pain which lasts for years at an end.
Our Primary demand is to make the availability of acid to common man almost impossible, which includes following laws which needs to be strictly followed:
- requirement of collecting identification of documents from and maintaining a record of those purchasing acid;
- sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) to check stocks of acid maintained by different sellers
- fine of up to INR 50,000 for not following the rules
- educational institutions, laboratories and other institutions required to use acid are required to report the same to the SDM and a person at such institutions is to be assigned the responsibility of monitoring the storage and use of acid