“Law should not sit limply, while those who defy it go free and those who seek its protection lose hope”. The primary purpose of the law is to protect the rights and interests of individuals, society, and the state. The concept of victim compensation was established by the Indian Judiciary to ensure justice and provide compensation to the victim of crime. This concept is in operation since the enactment of the Indian Constitution and has been evolving with the enforcement of various provisions and legislations.
This article deals with the concept of victim compensation, and the provisions related to it in the Indian Criminal Justice System. It also talks about the Victim Compensation Schemes and their eligibility criteria. In the end, it briefs the challenges in the implementation of such schemes.