[Hathras Gang Rape] Allahabad High Court directs state government to give employment to family members of the victim

Hathras Gang Rape

LUCKNOW: In the case of Hathras gang rape, the Allahabad High Court directed the UP government to give jobs to a family member of the Hathras gang rape victim within the next three months. The Bench headed by Justice Rajan Roy directed the state authorities to consider relocation of the victim’s family outside Hathras but within the state, keeping in mind the family’s social and economic rehabilitation and also the educational needs of the children of the family, within six months.

Further, the Court said the state authorities should abide by their promise made to the victim’s family in writing on September 30, 2020, wherein the family has assured employment on a Group C post in the government.

The court passed the judgment on a PIL which was registered suo-motu as “Right to Decent and Dignified Last Rites/Cremation” on the intervening night of September 29-30, 2020.

The victim’s family had demanded that they needed a job and rehabilitation outside Hathras. It was submitted that after the incident, the brothers and father of the victim were rendered jobless and the family had meager agricultural land for its subsistence.

It was also pleaded that due to the incident, it was difficult for the family to lead a normal life in Hathras. In its order, the bench also directed the Hathras district magistrate to provide the traveling and maintenance expenses to the witnesses deposing in the trial.

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