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SC asks states for details of compensation under Nirbhaya fund

SC asks states  for details of compensation under Nirbhaya fund

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 9: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed all states and union territories to give details on the payment of Nirbhaya and other funds as compensation to the victims of sexual offences and acid attacks.The Bench of Justice Madan B Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta gave them four weeks to comply with the order. The Nirbhaya fund was created in 2013, in the wake of the Delhi December 2012 gang rape case, for “protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women in India”.The court also asked the tiol Legal Services Authority (LSA) to prepare Model Rules for Victim Compensation for sexual assault and acid attacks and gave it six weeks’ time. LSA has already set up a committee to frame the rules that would be applied across the country. The committee consists a nominee each of the Women and Child Development Ministry, Law and Justice Ministry and amicus curiae Indira Jaising.The court, in the last hearing of the matter on October 12, 2017, had asked the LSA to set up the committee of four to five people and said it should take into account the submission by Jaising. (IANS)

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