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Karnataka Government Takes Bold Measures to Combat Acid Attacks

Karnataka Government Takes Bold Measures to Combat Acid Attacks
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In a resolute response to a horrific acid attack in Mangalore, Karnataka’s Home Minister, Dr. G. Parameshwar, has enforced a ban on acid sales throughout the state. This decisive action was announced during a seminar focused on combating violence against women, underscoring the government’s urgency in addressing this escalating concern. Dr. Parameshwar’s multifaceted strategy not only aims to immediately halt acid sales but also outlines substantive measures to amplify the safety and security of women and children across Karnataka.

Immediate Ban on Acid Sales

Following a brutal incident where three college girls in Mangalore fell victim to an acid attack, the Karnataka government has taken a firm stance against the unrestricted availability of acid to the general public. Dr. Parameshwar emphasized that the ban is a crucial step in preventing such atrocious crimes, showcasing the state’s zero-tolerance policy towards violence against women. This move is expected to significantly reduce the risks of acid attacks and act as a deterrent to potential perpetrators.

Support and Protection for Victims

Recognizing the long-term impact and trauma faced by victims of acid attacks, the Home Minister announced the establishment of shelters dedicated to providing refuge and support to those affected. These shelters aim to offer a safe space for victims to recover, both physically and emotionally, from their ordeals. Additionally, Dr. Parameshwar stressed the importance of a proactive police force, urging officers to adopt a more empathetic and responsive approach when dealing with complaints filed by women. The commitment to ensuring a swift and efficient response to such grievances is a testament to the government’s dedication to women’s safety.

Enhancing Women’s Representation in Law Enforcement

Acknowledging the need for a more gender-sensitive approach to law enforcement, Dr. Parameshwar revealed plans to increase women’s representation within the police force. The initiative includes the establishment of six new police stations in Bangalore, specifically designed to address women’s issues, and a commitment to raising the percentage of women personnel to 25%. This significant move aims to foster a more inclusive and supportive

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