Statutory compensation not charity: Madras High Court enhances compensation for fishermen who lost boats in Cyclone Gaja

During such calamitous situations, the State has to assume the role of parens patriae and cannot abdicate its responsibility, the Court said.
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)

The Madras High Court recently enhanced the compensation initially awarded by the State to two fishermen whose fishing boats had been damaged in Cyclone Gaja in 2018. [S Senthilkumar v. The Director of Fisheries]

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