A Study of Victim Compensation in India with Emphasis on Judicial Activism

  • Maaz Ali Khan
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  • Maaz Ali Khan

    Student at Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

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The victim compensation scenario in India reflects a complex landscape shaped by legal frameworks, judicial interventions, and systemic challenges. The legal framework, primarily under the Victim Compensation Scheme (VCS) and related statutes, outlines the principles and mechanisms for compensating victims of crimes. However, the implementation of these provisions faces challenges such as bureaucratic hurdles, delays, and variations in compensation amounts across states. Judicial activism in this context has been instrumental in broadening the interpretation of victim rights and compensation eligibility. Courts have often intervened to ensure a more inclusive approach, addressing the diverse needs of victims beyond mere financial restitution. Noteworthy cases have set precedents, influencing the evolution of compensation laws and prompting a re-evaluation of existing schemes.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 1593 - 1605

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116878

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