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Indian court restricts the sale of acid to try to curb attacks on women

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 26 July 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f4762
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

A woman died of injuries sustained during an acid attack just two days after the Indian Supreme Court issued directives to restrict the sale of acid in the open market.

On 18 July the Supreme Court directed the States and Union Territories to frame rules to regulate the sale of acids and other corrosive substances within three months and make acid attacks a non-bailable offence.

A bench headed by Justice RM Lodha said that acid should be sold only to people aged 18 years or above who have a valid identity …

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