Settlement not paid to acid attack victims in 799 out of 1,273 cases: National Commission for Women
The concern was gone over in an e-meeting by the NCW with the nodal officers and agents of the 24 States and Union Territories.
Acid attack victims have actually not been paid settlement in 799 out of 1,273 cases across the country, the National Commission for Women (NCW) stated and required instant attention of the states on the matter.
The issue was talked about in an e-meeting by the NCW with the nodal officers and representatives of the 24 States and Union Territories.
The conference was held to examine and go over the cases of acid attack registered on the site of the Commission’s Management Details System (MIS).
National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma revealed her issue over the non-payment of compensation to acid attack survivors.
According to data till October 20, out of 1,273 cases of acid attack across the country payment has been provided to acid attack survivors in just 474 cases.
” The nodal officers were asked for to uphold the laws and plans that support survivors in cases of attacks, such as the NALSA’s Compensation Plan for Women Victims/Survivors of Sexual Assault/other Crimes,2018 The scheme provides settlement varying from INR 3 to 8 lakh depending upon the intensity of the case,” according to the commission’s month-to-month newsletter.
Ms. Sharma likewise expressed her view that variety of cases upgraded till date on the NCW’s MIS were not sufficient, as the varieties of the cases reported across the nation and in states do not match with the commission’s MIS data.
This was conveyed as a huge issue during the discussion as the commission has the required to secure women laws and defense of their rights, consisting of safety of women from various atrocities such as acid attack crimes.
The review of cases on MIS has actually revealed a hold-up in filing chargesheets.
She said she has actually also taken up the matter with the chief secretary of states/UTs where nodal officers have actually not been selected for keeping acid attack information on MIS.
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Throughout the discussion, the commission stated it was disappointed to know from numerous reports that some states/UTs have actually not offered sufficient and timely medical treatment/ assistance to survivors of acid attack.
Out of the 1,273 cases, medical help was provided to 726 cases by the States, the data stated.
” This given the commission’s notice that more works needs to be carried out in these states, to guarantee ladies legal rights and execution of women welfare schemes and provision for enhancing their support systems,” it said.
Additionally, the Commission felt that States/UTs delay in filing charge sheets, as many cases do not point out dates, status of investigation or development of the prosecution or any records of the cases; thus the delay in updates shows that cases are not dealt appropriately in interest of the survivors, the file stated.
The NCW likewise insisted that the nodal officers must instruct the cops authorities to take such cases at top priority and to prevent hold-up in investigation and filling charge sheets.
The nodal officers have actually likewise been asked to keep track at all levels of the organized coordination.
The agents from the State/UT of Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Goa (North District), Jammu and Kashmir, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu informed that no cases of acid attack were reported in2020
The National Commission for Women is the nodal body to introduction acid attack cases.
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