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U’khand HC declares Monthly Payments, Reservations in Govt. Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

Uttarakhand High Court brought a ray of hope in the life of the acid attack victims. The court issued several directions for the rehabilitation of the acid attack victims and for the prevention of such instances. HC on Monday announced that acid attack victims who had received third/fourth degree burn injuries will receive monthly payments, in addition to this ex-gratia payment and reservation in government jobs in the physically handicapped category will be given to them. Taking a stern action towards this heinous crime, HC directed that all courts across Uttarakhand will conduct day-to-day hearing to conclude the trail in such matters within three months.

U'khand HC declares: Monthly Payments, Reservations in Govt. Jobs for Acid Attack Victims

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The court was hearing an appeal filed by the state against a judgement passed in 2010 by the Sessions Judge, Roorkee, District Haridwar, wherein the court had acquitted a person accused of throwing acid on a 20-year old post graduate student. Observing that Trail Court had taken the matter leniently, HC gave justice to the victim and convicted the accussed under section 307 of the Indian Penal Code. The court further relied on various models to reiterate that both, private and government hospitals are responsible to provide immediate medical attention to the acid attack victim.

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