Acid Attack Victims Must be Compensated: SC

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New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Monday asked the centre and state government to bring acid attack survivors within the ambit of disable person to get the benefits of reservation in government jobs.

A bench headed by justice M Y Eqbal said that acid attack survivors must be brought to national mainstream and the bringing them within the ambit of disable persons would help in their rehabilitation. The court directed the Bihar government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to a acid attack victim.

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The bench said that it is the duty of government to provide free treatment to them. The Supreme Court had earlier passed a slew of measures for treatment and rehabilitation of acid attack victim. It had directed all government hospital and private hospital to provide free treatment to them. It had also fixed minimum compensation of Rs 2 lakh to them which is to be paid by the state government.

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