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A new legislation to provide protection to victims of crime and making it obligatory for the state government to pay compensation to them has been recommended by the Kerala Law Reforms Commission. The Commission headed by former Supereme Court judge Justice V Krishna Iyer has suggested the govt to constitute a "Victims Fund" at a state level to grant compensation to victims in case no money was recovered or recoverable from the offenders. If the Bill is passed as an enactment, it will b d first of its kind in the country. Now is this proper n other states can follow?? Comment??

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Asked by cyrus irani, 07 Apr '08 03:55 pm
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This is a welcome move but not untill the politicians become mature. A few years back two groups of college students were fighting on the rail tracks, some of them were runover by a speeding train. Lalu announced a compensation of 4 lacs each to the next of kin of the dead. In mumbai we find that entire slums are charred to ashes over night, the culprit is known to the slumdwellers, yet instead of arresting, the politicians pay lavish compensations and the matter is solved. Last year when a Pakistan bound train caught fire, the pakistani victims were paid an astronomical amount of compentation. I dont challenge the purpose of paying compentation but lacks of rupees in compentation for those who may not have earned even thousands in their life time ! Many such incidents have taken place, the compentation is as per the whims of and media milage for the politicians. After the Mumbai serial train bomb-blasts many brokers were seen in hospitals assuring relatives of victims that their con ...more
Answered by manoj thakur, 07 Apr '08 04:09 pm

 
  
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Any support to the crime victims is a noble cause and let it be done legally.
I fully support such acts.
Answered by venkat ramani ramachandran, 07 Apr '08 04:00 pm

 
  
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an egalitarian approach
Answered by kishore kumar patnaik, 07 Apr '08 04:42 pm

 
  
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There are a lot of things clubbed in this q. 1. Protection of victims. 2. The commission is headed by retired Supreme Court J V. Krishna and if I am not wrong it is Kerala Law Reforms Commission. I think the scope will be limited to only Kerala State 3. Ofcourse if it proves/yeild good results other states can/should follow. 4. Where from state will make provision for this Victim's fund? It will be ultimately from ur and my pockets only. Is it not? 5. For which type of victims this provisions should be there? There can be a number of victimization cases: raped women, raped children, victims due to natural calamities eg fire, Act of God, earthquake, heavy rains, accidents, religious outbreak, political gundagardi and so on. 6 There will again be a fresh ground for grazing!
Answered by P. M. Choudhary, 07 Apr '08 04:06 pm

 
  
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This is a welcome proposal, as it would make the state accountable for crime in their jurisdiction, and also provide financial succour to the victims of crime. It would be even better if the criminals are made to pay for their crimes as compensation!
Answered by sankar gm, 07 Apr '08 04:00 pm

 
  
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