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UP approves relief in rape, lynching cases

UP approves relief in rape, lynching cases

Tribune News Service

Lucknow, September 10

The Uttar Pradesh Government today decided to provide interim compensation to victims of rape, mob lynching, acid attacks and other such crimes. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.

“It has been decided to provide interim compensation to victims of rape, mob lynching and other such crimes pending probe. A maximum of 25 per cent interim compensation will be provided on the District Magistrate’s report,” ministers Siddharth Nath Singh and Shrikant Sharma told mediapersons after the meeting.

Sharma said at present the compensation was provided only after the probe, depriving the victims of immediate relief.

The proposal is in compliance with the Supreme Court judgment in the Tehseen Poonawala vs Union of India case, he added.

Asked about the amount of compensation to be provided to victims of lynching, Singh said, “There are different categories. Lynchings are also in different categories and the compensation will be according to these.”

The cabinet also cleared the state GST concession to Hrithik Roshan starrer “Super 30”.

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