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.
Rape of a minor tribal girl by forest official: NHRC says delay in non-payment of compensation amounts to harassment, directs DM to expedite payment of compensation
Taking a serious note of the callous attitude of the government officials, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate, Thane district in Maharashtra to expedite and ensure immediate release and disbursement of the sanctioned compensation to a minor tribal girl who was raped by a forest official. The case pertains to the […]
NHRC directive prods AP officials to visit hamlet with 50 tribals, The New Indian Express, 29.07.2022
An official team of Anakapalle district of Andhra Pradesh visited Jeelugulova hamlet as the NHRC sought a status report from the Tribal Welfare Department on facilities in the tribal village following a complaint lodged by Indigenous Lawyers Association of India (ILAI). Share the story
NHRC directs Assam Government to pay compensation to two tribal rape victims under PoA Act
On 22 April 2021, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the District Magistrate, Karimganj District of Assam to pay compensation to two tribal rape victims under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The two tribal girls, who are residents of Tripura, were gang raped by five persons identified as Abu […]