India ignoring Its Growing Acid Attack Crisis

India ignoring Its Growing Acid Attack Crisis.

Perpetrators of these attacks throw acid at their victims, usually at their faces, burning them, and damaging skin tissue, often exposing and sometimes dissolving the bones. The most common types of acid used in these attacks are sulfuric and nitric acid. Hydrochloric acid is sometimes used, but is much less damaging. The long term consequences of these attacks against women may include blindness, as well as permanent scarring of the face and body, along with far-reaching social, psychological, and economic difficulties. The unregulated sale of these acids do not help prevent these atrocities. More needs to be done in preventative measures apart from legislation. This criminal practice is quite prevalent in Bangladesh as well.

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