SC turns down appeal against job to Hathras rape victim’s kin
A Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud-led bench said the state should not challenge such directions.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with an Allahabad high court order to the Uttar Pradesh government for providing employment to a member of the family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was alleged to have been raped and murdered in September 2020 in Hathras.
A Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud-led bench said the state should not challenge such directions. “...These are facilities provided to the family. We should not interfere,” said the bench, which also affirmed the directive on rehabilitating the family outside Hathras. The bench also comprising justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala dismissed the state’s appeal through a brief order. It said that the court was not inclined to interfere “in the special facts and circumstances of the case”.
Additional advocate general Garima Prasad, representing Uttar Pradesh, said that the court ought to consider the point of law whether the elder married brother of the woman will be a dependent while considering the matter.
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