'No crime victim should be left sans compensation'

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'No crime victim should be left sans compensation'

Wednesday, 25 January 2023 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

A special drive for victim compensation was launched by Minister of State of Home Tusharkanti Behera in a special programme here.

A bilingual booklet containing Odia translation of the Victim Compensation Scheme, 2017, guideline for claimant, model affidavit, application format and amount of compensation for each crime was released.

A Justice File covering the life story of a tribal lady of Koraput, Sukulidei Shanta, who was deprived of victim compensation for the murder of her husband and how subsequently with legal service from CLAP she established her claim through the intervention of the Orissa High Court, was released by Nalco Mahila Samiti president Sasmita Patra.

President of Legal Service Institute CLAP Dr Bikash Das said that in the contemporary discourse on human rights, the emphasis is mostly given to the rights of accused and prisoners while very often the distressed conditions of victims of crime are overlooked.

The attempt of the State to restore the loss by ensuring Right to Restitution is an innovative measure. The Victim Compensation Scheme is viewed as significant relief, he added.

The CLAP shall ensure that no victim is left behind in realisation of their right for their rehabilitation, informed Dr Das. Secretary of CLAP Purusottam Sahoo also spoke.

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