Guria's PIL Recieves Court Response
In pursuance to the earlier order passed by the hon’ble high court in GURIA'S PIL on compensation to victims of sexual offences, the Principal Secretary (Home), UP filed an affidavit stating that in order to bring all six Sections, namely Sections 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 14 of the POCSO Act, 2012 (Prevention of children from sexual offences act) within the purview of the U.P. Victims Compensation Scheme 2014, it has been decided to place the matter before the Cabinet for approval.
The hon’ble court further ordered the State Government to complete the whole exercise of inclusion of sections 7, 9 and 11 of the POCSO Act, 2012 within the purview of UP Victims Compensation Scheme 2014 within a period of two months from the date of order. The court further stated “it is needless to add that it would be open to the petitioner to move this Court in appropriate proceedings.” should it become necessary for the petitioner to file further proceedings.