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Acid attack victims should have same rights as disabled people, Indian Supreme Court rules

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h6787 (Published 14 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6787
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s central and state governments to include victims of acid attacks in disability benefits so that they can access various welfare schemes, including access to government jobs.

On 7 December a bench consisting of the Supreme Court’s justices M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan announced their ruling on a petition that described the trauma of two girls in Bihar who were …

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