SC slams Centre for not framing policy to curb acid sale
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Centre for not being "serious" about framing a policy to curb sale of acid in order to prevent acid attack cases.
A bench headed by justice RM Lodha said that people are dying everyday due to acid attacks but the Centre has failed to frame a policy despite assurances given by it on the last hearing on April 16.
"Seriousness is not seen on the part of government in handling the issue," the bench said, while granting one week's time as a last opportunity to the Centre to frame policy in consultation with state governments.
"People are dying, but you are not worried about it. Think of people who are losing their lives everyday. Girls are being attacked everyday in different parts of the country," the bench said. It also said, "with heavy heart this court had passed an order in April, but the government failed to come out with any scheme to curb sale of acid in the market".