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Supreme Court Orders Uttar Pradesh Govt To Provide Free Medical Aid To Acid Attack Victim

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| September 17 , 2018 , 17:56 IST

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide free medical aid and security to a Bulandshahr woman who was attacked with acid for refusing to accept triple talaq and undergo nikah halala.

According to reports, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said that Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police would be responsible for the safety and security of petitioner Shabnam Rani.

The bench also asked the state to consider grant of compensation to her as per the law.

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The bench directed a bunch of Muslim women petitioners, who have challenged the validity of polygamy and 'nikah halala' in the top court, to approach Superintendents of Police concerned for security if they feared threat to their lives.

Rani was attacked with acid on September 13 by her brother in law for refusing to undergo nikah halala. The attack occurred while she was on her way to file a complaint against an alleged assault by her in-laws.

After the attack, she had approached the Supreme Court for security and medical treatment. The court had on Friday sought a response from Uttar Pradesh on her plea.

Shabnam is one of the women who has filed petitions against 'nikah halala' and polygamy in the apex court.

(With Inputs From IANS)