More then the acid attackers I have problem with the shopkeepers. By law, acid in India now can only be sold by licensed shops, the shopkeeper is required to maintain a record of the quantity sold and to whom it is sold , and also they should give the details of such sale to the local police within 3 days of the transaction. But unfortunately, this has not been executed by the shopkeepers fully due to which it becomes difficult to find out the true acid attackers and every day, hours and minutes incident of acid attack has been occurred.
Acid victims undergo daily trauma they got blinded, scared beyond recognition, the girls are forced to drop school and women are unable to carry on their jobs because of disfigurement and loss of sight. SECTION 326A AND 326B OF IPC, 1860 has been introduced
WHAT IS TO BE DONE BY LAW ?
- ALL stocks have to be declared with the sub-divisional magistrate. Undeclared stock can be confiscate and a maximum of Rs 50,000 levied as fine.
- The acid attacks cases in the country has to be tried speedily , investigations must be completed with in 30 days. The I.O NEEDS MORE TIME he or she as to inform the court and only 2 extensions of 15 days to be given, if it fails to do, he or she liable for the punishment .
- The case has to be decided with in 90 days, unlicensed production, import, transportation, storage, sale, and use of acid can attract jail term from 3 to 10 years
- The SUPREME COURT has directed all the public and private hospitals to provide first aid treatment free of cost to the acid victims. Survivors are supposed to get about Rs 3 lakhs as compensation from the state. But unfortunately this amount is not enough.
- The cost of reconstructive surgeries often runs 30 lakhs . a women who has had acid thrown on her face may need 40 to 50 reconstructive surgeries if not more. The state has to set up mechanism and funds to provide for their surgeries, travel cost of victim to hospitals.
- They need to be trained for specific jobs through which they can support themselves
SECTION 326A – voluntarily causing grievous hurt by use of acid, punishment shall not be less than 10years and fine
SECTION 326B – Voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid , punishment not less than 5 years may extend to 7 years with fine.
What I feel is, that the acid attackers should not only be given jail SENTENCE but also the same acid should thrown on them, that’s the biggest punishment and real justice a women and a girl can get. I wish our Indian law system becomes this much strict, the crime rate will comes to 0% in INDIA.
Usually we says that no person shall be allowed to serve liquor before he turns 25 but in real, the question arises? Are we following this , the answer is NO .
We have set the age limit , but no liquor seller following this, even in some resturants and bar people of below 18 or 15 age are having the alcholol, you know why because the sellers are not afraid or very much aware of the alcohol laws, they don’t have fear of any punishment which lies under alchohol laws
If the sellers are not very well aware of it, then how we can blame the consumers of below the set age from having the same, before we call the consumers that they are abolishing the alcohol laws, we first blame the sellers for that.
Almost daily we come across the headline of hearing about the car accidents by youth under the influence of liquor
The factor that trigger them is the easy availability , weak implementation of laws etc.
|State/UT||Drinking Age||Legislation/ Acts|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||18||Andaman and Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation, 2012
|Andhra Pradesh||21||The Andhra Pradesh (Regulation of Wholesale Trade and Distribution and Retail Trade in Indian Liquor, Foreign Liquor, Wine and Beer) Act, 1993
Andhra Pradesh Excise Act 1968- SECTION 36
|Bihar||Illegal||Bihar Excise (Amendment) Bill 2016
|Chandigarh||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914- SECTION 29|
|Delhi||25||Delhi Excise Act, 2010-SECTION 23
Delhi Liquor License Rules, 1976
|Goa||21||The Goa Excise Duty Act and Rules, 1964
(Earlier 18 but according to the Amendment Act 10 in 1976 the age has been increased to 21)
|Gujarat||Illegal||Bombay Prohibition (Gujarat Amendment) Bill, 2009|
|Haryana||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914– SECTION 29|
|Himachal Pradesh||18||THE HIMACHAL PRADESH LIQUOR LICENSE RULES, 1986 RULE- 16|
|Jammu and Kashmir||21||Jammu and Kashmir Excise Act, 1958
SECTION- 50 B
Jammu and Kashmir Liquor License and Sales Rules, 1984
|Jharkhand||21|| The Bihar & Orissa Excise Act, 1915
|Karnataka||21||Karnataka Excise Department, 1967|
|Kerala||18||Abkary Act, (1 OF 1077) Section- 15A & 15B|
|Madhya Pradesh||21||The Madhya Pradesh Excise Act, 1915– SECTION 23|
|Maharashtra||No limit (wine)
|Bombay Prohibition Act,1949- Part VI-A Rule 70D|
|Manipur||Illegal||The Manipur Liquor Prohibition Act of1991|
|Orissa||21||THE ODISHA EXCISE ACT, 2005 SECTION 61|
|Puducherry||18||The Pondicherry Excise Act, 1970
|Punjab||25||Punjab Excise Act,1914– SECTION 29|
|Rajasthan||18||Rajasthan Excise Act 1950, SECTION 22|
|Sikkim||18||THE SIKKIM HOME GUARDS BILL, 1992 ( BILL NO. 1 OF 1992 ) SECTION 20|
|Uttar Pradesh||21||United Provinces Excise Act, 1910
(Earlier 18 but by the amendment in the year 1976 it was increased to 21)
|Uttarakhand||21||United Provinces Excise Act, 1910
l (The Uttar Pradesh Excise Act, 1910)
(No separate law is available of Uttarakhand)
- WHAT IS WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Women empowerment in India WOMEN IS THE TRUE SOLDIER OF THE NATION.
WOMEN HAS TO TAKE THEIR OWN decision by breaking all personal limitation of the society, students, families including there husbands. Women empowerment means to let the women given freedom to take their own decisions for their personal dependent. A women need fresh and more capable environment so that they can take their own right decisions. Women’s should be given equal opportunities as that of man
PEOPLE OF INDIA USED TO SAY THIS COUNTRY AS “ BHARAT – MATA KI JAI “ . however never realized the true meaning of it.
BHARAT MATA MEANS – A MOTHER OF EVERY INDIAN WHOM WE HAVE TO SAVE AND CARE ALWAYS.
- Why there is need for women empowerment
Women empowerment in India , Women are given first priority in India however on the other hand they were badly treated in the family and society They were only limited for the household chores or understand the responsibility of home and family members
Felt too bad that they were not properly aware of their legal rights , own development and responsibilities they have been forced since childhood to focus only on their households works and relating responsibilities ( kaam karna seekh saas ko khush rakhna hai toh )
There is a high level of gender equality In India where women are ill treated by family members and outsiders, they are used as a sex object why ? because they are weak they cant take their stand.
Women in India always subjected to the honor killings and they never given their basic human rights for the proper education and freedom .They are the victims who have violence and abuse in male dominated country.
- LEGALITY OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
According to the provisions of the constitution of India ,women empowerment in India its very important legal point to grant equality to the women in the society ( SAMAJ). In all spheres just like male. They need to be strong, aware , and alert every moment for their growth and development Because an empowered mother with child makes the bright future of any nation.
108th Constitutional Amendment Bill (also called Women’s Reservation Bill) was passed to reserve one-third of the seats for women only in the Lok Sabha to make them actively involved in every area. In other fields also the seats for women have been reserved for their active participation without any limitation and competition. Various mass campaigns need to be organized in the backward rural areas to make them aware about the real values of women and all the facilities available by the government for their bright future. They need to be promoted for the survival and proper education of female child to really bring the dream of women empowerment come true.
- Indian acts :
SOME of the acts passed by the Parliament are Equal Remuneration Act-1976, Dowry Prohibition Act-1961,
Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act-1956,
Medical termination of Pregnancy Act-1971
, Maternity Benefit Act-1961
, Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act-1987
, Prohibition of Child Marriage Act-2006,
, Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Protection and) Act-2013,
etc in order to empower women with legal rights.
In order to provide safety to women and reduce crime against women in India, government has passed another act Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 (especially after Nirbhaya case when an accused juvenile was released). This act is the replacement earlier Indian juvenile delinquency law of 2000 (Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000) in order to reduce the juvenile age from 18 to 16 years in cases of heinous offenses.
In order to really brings the women empowerment in the Indian society , it needs to understand and should eliminate the main cause of the ill practices against the women like abusive behavior and dominating behavior by men’s and society . It needs to be open minded ( AWRAT KA SAMMAN HE , SABKA DHARAM HAI )