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HRLN law interns file a PIL to compensate acid attack survivor in Allahabad HC

Date : 16/12/2013

PIL NO. 68901 OF 2013.

Ayushi Dubey & Ors versus Union of India & Ors.

The PIL was filed by law interns associated with the Human Rights Law Network. Hearing public interest litigation (PIL), the Allahabad High Court has asked the state government whether it had any scheme to compensate acid attack victims in the state.

Passing the above order, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Mishra directed the state government to inform the court whether or not it had any scheme to compensate the acid attack victims in accordance with the provisions of section 357 of CrPC. The court further directed that if such a scheme was not there till date, the state government should ensure that it was made at an early date.

The petitioners, Ayushi Dubey and nine other law students, raised the matter of acid attack on a student and her mother in Badlapur, Janpur district, and sought the court’s intervention for ensuring proper treatment and compensation to the victims and their rehabilitation on the one hand and police action against the accused on the other.

The court directed the respondents to ensure that due medical care was provided to the victim and her mother.


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