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HRLN has filed a PIL to Compensate the Acid attack Survivor under Maharashtra's Manodhairya Yojana in the Bombay High Court

Date : 16/07/2010


Aarti Thakur versus State of Maharashtra and Ors

The Petitioner has filed a Petition against the State of Maharashtra on behalf of the Petitioner who is a 24 year old woman and she was attacked with acid in January 2012. She continues to bear scars even after repeated surgeries and has not received any financial assistance from the Government for her medical treatment. She requires further corrective surgeries which are expensive and unaffordable for her

The Petitioner through this Petition seeks directions from this Hon’ble Court directing the Respondents to give her compensation as mandated by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in Laxmi v. Union of India, and to make provisions for her free medical treatment. The Petitioner further seeks to challenge the Government Resolution of the Manodhairya Yojana to the extent of the inadequate compensation to be granted to acid attack victims, and the conditions for claiming financial assistance.

The Petitioner has prayed before this Hon’ble Court as Under:

That this Hon’ble Court be pleased to direct the Respondent Authorities herein liable to pay the Petitioner compensation of at least Rs 10 lakh.
That this Hon’ble Court be pleased to direct the Respondent authorities to pay the Petitioner the expenses of her medical expenses which she has incurred so far.
That this Hon’ble Court be pleased to direct the Respondent authorities to pay the Petitioner her future expenses of her medical treatment and corrective surgeries.
For an order and direction to the Respondent to adequately compensate the Petitioner/ Victim herein as quantified by this Hon’ble Court, for the loss and detriment suffered by her in view of the delay in payment of their due entitlements.


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