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Home Ministry should address acid attacks: Maneka Gandhi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Oct 8: The cases of acid attacks is an issue which should be addressed by the Home Ministry and not Women and Child Development, minister Maneka Gandhi said. She was speaking here on Friday at the launch of the Hindi book “Acid Wali Ladki” by Pratibha Jyoti. On being asked by one of the acid attack survivors, as to why the government was not doing anything to monitor acid attacks, the Women and Child Development (WCD) minister said: “This doesn’t come under my ministry. It is for the Home Ministry to address the issue. I will definitely try for solutions.” “It makes me extremely angry when I hear of such cases. The vulgarity of such actions is frightening. After the 16 December case, laws have been made more stringent,” she said. “I unfortutely don’t have solutions to this major issue. Thus, I can’t offer anything. But I look forward to suggestions from survivors and the author. If you all can suggest something, I’d definitely want to contribute,” she added. (IANS)

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