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

File photo of the Supreme Court.

File photo of the Supreme Court.

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

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.

first published:September 05, 2018, 13:47 IST