New PIL in the Hon'ble High Court!

ACTION UPDATE: Last week, Guria filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Hon’ble High Court seeking direction regarding the constitution of the Victim Compensation Fund and its distribution to victims of sex trafficking as per the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act of 2012. 

Out of 71 districts in Uttar Pradesh state, 55 districts replied saying they had NO records of EVER paying ANY compensation to victims!

This raises serious questions about our own NGO fraternity working on the issues of human trafficking, child prostitution, and rape. But, we believe it is crucial to raise questions at every step to find solutions to the menace of human trafficking.

For those who don’t know: a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is a way to remedy a problem through the court that is plaguing the public. When you file a PIL, you present grievances of a public problem before the court, and hope that they issue orders to the relevant parties to remedy the problem. (So in this case, we presented many examples of victims of sex trafficking not being compensated even though this is required by the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act, and we hope that the Hon’ble High Court will issue directives to the government to actually pay this compensation.)


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