Compensation to rape victims: Supreme Court issues notice to States in Amicus Indira Jaising's plea

Smrithi Suresh May 26 2016

The Supreme Court today issued notice to all States and Union Territories in an application filed by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising seeking information about compensation given to rape victims.

A Bench of Justices PC Pant and DY Chandrachud asked the States to furnish details about the measures undertaken by them pursuant to victim compensation schemes framed under Section 357A of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC).

The Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed in . . .

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