SC To Consider Aid To Victims Of Cow Vigilantism:- The award of compensation to the families of victims of cow vigilantism in states would be considered indicated the Supreme Court of India. This also included award to the next of kin of the father of 15-year-old Junaid who was killed in a train.
When senior advocate Indira Jaising pleaded for a direction to the states concerned to pay compensation to the victims, the indication was given by a three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud. A proper application was asked by the CJI to file by her so that the court could pass appropriate orders. The law and order was a primary concern for the court, observed the CJI. It sought report from the states in which such instances have been recently reported to give details about investigations into such cases.
The court was informed that only five states had filed status reports and others had not filed affidavits.