Rs 1 Lakh Provided To Acid Attack Survivor: Admin

Protest in Srinagar against acid attack on Woman in Srinagar

SRINAGAR- The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad along with Senior Superintendent of Police, Rakesh Balwal Thursday visited SMHS Hospital to oversee the medical treatment levels to the 24-year old acid attack survivor.

During the visit, the DC and SSP interacted with the parents of the acid attack victim. Expressing anguish at the incident, the DC and SSP conveyed their solidarity to the victim and her family in this hour of pain.

On the occasion, the DC handed over a cheque of Rs 1 lakh out of District Red Cross Fund as an immediate assistance to the victim's family and also assured all possible support from the District Administration Srinagar.

While interacting with the Medical Superintendent SMHS Hospital, Dr Kanwal Jeet Singh and other Doctors, the DC enquired about the medical treatment being provided to the acid victim.

The DC was informed that all the best medical facilities are being given to the acid survivor and utmost care is being provided. The doctors are monitoring her condition and the survivor is in stable condition, informed the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital.

Meanwhile, the family of the victim also appreciated the District administration Srinagar for extending all possible assistance from their end. They thanked SSP Srinagar for apprehending the accused within no time and demanded harshest punishment under the Law.

Ready To Bear All Medical Expenses For Victim: Bukhari 

Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari along with Party leaders on Thursday visited SMHS hospital today to express his solidarity with the acid attack victim who was targeted days ago in Srinagar.

Altaf Bukhari met the family members of the victim and assured all possible help including financial support for advanced medical treatment across the nation.

Speaking to media persons here, he said that “We are here to express our solidarity and uncompromising support with the family.”

Emphasizing on the need of educating the members of civil society in protecting the interests of women, he said that “It's our collective social responsibility to ensure that the rehabilitation of the victim is not stigmatized and we all play a role in our capacities.”

Demanding stern action against the perpetrators of this heinous crime, Bukhari said that the Party will provide expert legal services to the family to ensure that justice is meted out to the victim.

Praying for the swift and complete recovery of the victim, he expressed hope that with the prayers of the well wishes and the medical treatment of the local doctors, the victim will recover soon.

District Legal Services Authority announces Free Legal Aid to victim

District Legal Services Authority Srinagar on Wednesday decided to Provide Free Legal Aid to Acid Victim of Hawal  area of District Srinagar who was Injured in an acid attack days before.

While taking cognizance of the brutal & inhuman act committed by the assailant by throwing acid on a girl aged 24 years old victim at wantpora Eidgah area of District Srinagar, DLSA decided to Provide Free Legal Aid to Victim.

Secretary DLSA Noor Mohammad Mir said that it is the duty of District Legal Services Authority Srinagar to come forward for  all possible help to victim & her family vis-à-vis Legal Services free of cost.

Accordingly DLSA sgr hereby engages/Appoints one of the Panel Lawyer DLSA Sgr as Legal Aid Counsel for the victim & her family. The engaged/appointed Legal Aid Counsel shall extend his fullest Legal Services free of cost at every forum (Police, Court or any Govt. agency) as & when contacted by the Victims Family.

Meanwhile the Medical Superintendent SMHS & SHO Police Station Nowhatta has also been directed to extend their full cooperation to appointed Legal Aid Counsel.

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