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Sunday, Nov 29, 2009 The Hindu

‘Sure punishment works better’

Meet on prevention of acid attacks on women comes up with recommendations

Bhumika Women’s Collective and Oxfam India organise day-long meeting

The recommendations will be forwarded to Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy

HYDERABAD: Fast track courts to expedite cases, compensation to victims through the Collector within stipulated time, special fund for immediate financial help, timely treatment to the victim, cancellation of recognition to the educational institutions that do not constitute committees against sexual harassment, and laws against the gender harassment to be included in the school curriculum are some of the recommendations by the Bhumika Women’s Collective in view of the amendments proposed to the Indian Penal Code as part of the A.P. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2009 to curb acid attacks on women.

The organisation, along with Oxfam India, organised a daylong meeting on ‘Prevention of acid attacks on women’ here on Saturday.

The recommendations resulted from group discussions on the proposed changes to the Act, and the modalities of care and support for survivors.

A sure punishment works better than a stringent punishment, the recommendations read.

Compensation


They also found fault with the proposed link between the compensation and the progress of the case in the court.

The recommendations will be forwarded to the Home Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy, said M. Satyavathi from Bhumika.

Vidya Prasad, former Secretary of Legal Services Authority, while making concluding remarks, felt that a comprehensive legislation to curb violence against women on the lines of Domestic Violence Act, with provisions for rehabilitation, and economic and employment support could work better than the proposed amendments to IPC.

Inspector General of Police (CID) S. Umapathi suggested that the recommendations, along with rehabilitation measures may be included in a government order instead of formulating a special legislation.

Fine


Amendments to the IPC propose, among others, a fine between Rs.2 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh for grievous hurt by fire, heated substance acid, or explosive substance, imprisonment of seven years or more, and immediate interim compensation to be paid to the victim.

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