New Bill to provide compensation to acid attack victim

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New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) The government will soon come out with a bill to provide monetary compensation to the victims of acid attack for their treatment and rehabilitation, said Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury.

She said provisions will be made in the Bill to get the accused pay for victim's treatment.

''He should be liable as he was responsible for spoiling the life of the woman. The Bill will also ensure exemplary punishment to the person indulging in such a heinous crime'' she said, speaking at a workshop convened by National Commission of Women to discuss amendments in Dowry Prohibition Act and issue of acid attacks on women.

Expressing concern over reported lack of employment opportunities for such victims, the Minister said her Ministry would approach CII and other industrial organisations to consider appointment of such victims on priority basis as a part of their social responsibility.

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