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The law on acid attack protects all persons, regardless of their gender. Further, there are no specifications in the law in terms of the age of the survivor. 1 Therefore, an acid attack, whether carried out on a person of any age is punishable under the law. The law also protects foreigners who are survivors of acid attack if it happens in India. 22
- Sections 326A and 326B, Indian Penal Code, 1860.
- Section 2, Indian Penal Code, 1860.