On 8 August 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate, Kota in Rajasthan to provide the sanctioned compensation under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 2016 in the correct bank account of the minor tribal rape victim. The case pertains to the abduction and rape of a 15-year-old tribal girl by three persons in the night of 24 June 2021 in Kota district of Rajasthan. The NHRC registered the case (2237/20/21/2021) following a complaint filed by ILAI. Pursuant to the NHRC’s intervention, the authorities submitted reports, which revealed that chargesheet was filed in the matter u/s 363/376(d) IPC r/w 5/6 POCSO and 3(2)(V)(Va) SC/ST (POA) Act. Accused were arrested and sent to jail. With respect to compensation, the NHRC was informed that compensation in two installments i.e. Rs. 4,12,500/- and Rs. 2,06,250/- were sanctioned under SC/ST (POA) Act. However, the payment could not be processed due to incorrect account details of victim’s mother. In its proceedings dated 8 August 2022, the NHRC directed the District Magistrate, Kota, Rajasthan to obtain correct account details and process the payment of sanctioned compensation under SC/ST (POA) Rules, 2016 to the victim.
The focus of The Indigenous India, August 2022 is the increase of atrocities against indigenous peoples by 6.4% during 2021 from 2020. It also covers human rights violations of the indigenous peoples; violations by the armed opposition groups; violations of right to land, forest and resources of indigenous peoples; conditions of indigenous IDPs; violence against […]
Rape and murder of a tribal woman: NHRC directs Telangana Government to pay compensation under PoA Act
On 5 April 2021, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate & Collector of Sangareddy District of Telangana to pay compensation to next of kins a tribal woman, who was raped and killed, under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The deceased tribal woman, aged about 32 years, […]
On 5 May 2022, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued show cause notice to State Government of Arunachal Pradesh through its Chief Secretary to show cause as to why the Commission should not recommend compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to be paid to the next of kin (NoK) of 30-year-old tribal, Lipak Nyorak @ […]