The Supreme Court today directed all the states and Union Territories to rehabilitate and provide free treatment to the acid attack victims in compliance with its earlier guidelines.

A Division Bench, comprising Justices M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan, directed all the states and the UTs to compensate all the acid attack victims.

The judges were hearing a PIL filed by a Bihar-based NGO, Parivartan Kendra, seeking the court’s direction and intervention on the issue of rehabilitation, compensation and free treatment issue of acid attack victims.


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