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SC Approves Scheme that Grants Minimum Rs 4 Lakh Compensation to Rape Survivors

The Supreme Court ruled that state governments can grant a higher compensation but not less.

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Updated:September 5, 2018, 1:53 PM IST
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SC Approves Scheme that Grants Minimum Rs 4 Lakh Compensation to Rape Survivors
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved a scheme that grants a compensation of minimum Rs 4 lakh and maximum Rs 7 lakh to  the survivors of rape and sexual assault.

The top court ruled that state governments can grant a higher compensation but not less.

The scheme, to be launched on October 2, will be applicable across India.   All trial courts will now apply the scheme when hearing rape cases.

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