DIMAPUR, AUGUST 10 (MExN): The Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court today handed over compensatory award of Rs. 33,65,000 to 22 recipients under the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme.
Justice LS Jamir, Judge, Kohima Gauhati High Court and Executive Chairman Nagaland State Legal Services Authority handed over awarded the compensation to the family member and care takers of three victims, while amount for the 19 victims will be handed over by the respective District Legal Services Authorities to the family member and care taker of the victims.
Neiteo Koza, Project Coordinator NSLSA informed that the Government of Nagaland had sanctioned Rs. 33,65,000 as compensation to 22 beneficiaries. She appealed to the State government to earmark and maintain separate budget as per the Nagaland Victim Compensation Scheme, 2012 so that if any recommendation is made by the legal services authority, the victims can be given interim relief to meet their needs such as medical care, counseling, and other necessities required for rehabilitation.
Koza further informed that a new scheme for women is being introduced by the NALSA’s compensation scheme for women victims/survivors of sexual assault or other crimes, 2018. She said that the Supreme Court has given directive to all the state governments, union territories to implement it since May 2018, to which the Nagaland state government has also given a positive feedback and given assurance to implement it in the state.