ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Pillar to Post in Quest of Justice

The killing of an adivasi, even in police firing, entitles the family to compensation under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules. But in the case of Roopsingh, who was killed in 1999 in Madhya Pradesh, an application for compensation has been pending since September of that year in the high court. The compensation has been denied on flimsy grounds and in doing so, the judiciary and bureaucracy have joined hands to further victimise the victim?s family.

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