Task force to stop open sale of acid, says DCW chief

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A task force would be set up to stop the open sale of acid in the national capital, Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) Swati Maliwal said here on Thursday.

Despite being banned by the Supreme Court, acid sells openly in the city, leaving the chemical open to misuse, especially in crimes against women.

“A task force would be constituted to curb the open sale of acid in Delhi,” Maliwal said after meeting Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendra Jain.

She was accompanied by five acid attack victims.

In separate meetings with Sisodia and Jain, Maliwal sought government help for acid attack victims.

Maliwal said Sisodia has ordered that data base of such victims be prepared so that they can be provided suitable jobs. While Jain, who is also the home minister, assured legal and medical help to such victims.

The AAP-led Delhi government had decided to provide jobs to acid attack survivors.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here