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    Law minister urges CJI to ensure mechanism to monitor quick disposal of rape cases

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    The minister said there are 704 fast-track courts for heinous offences and others and the government is in the process of setting up 1,123 dedicated courts for POCSO and rape offences. "In the law relating to women violence, we have already laid down capital punishment and other severe punishment including completion of trial in two months time," he added.

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    JODHPUR: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday urged the Chief Justice of India and other senior judges to ensure that there is a mechanism to monitor quick disposal of rape cases, saying that the women of the country are under pain and distress and crying for justice. "I would urge the CJI and other senior judge that now there must be a mechanism to monitor the disposal of these cases so that India's stature as a proud country governed by rule of law must be restored at the earliest," Prasad said, and assured government funding for it.

    "The women of the country are under pain and distress. They are crying for justice," he said.

    The minister said there are 704 fast-track courts for heinous offences and others and the government is in the process of setting up 1,123 dedicated courts for POCSO and rape offences.

    "In the law relating to women violence, we have already laid down capital punishment and other severe punishment including completion of trial in two months time," he added.

    He also said India's judiciary, be it the Supreme Court, high courts or subordinate courts, has upheld the principles of the rule of law. But, he stressed, the need to attract more talent in subordinate judiciary.

    "We need to reflect more on having attraction of talent in our subordinate judiciary. We should have a good talent pool of judges. The time has come that we need to have greater induction of talent in the judiciary," he said.

    The minister was speaking at a function for inauguration of a new building of the Rajasthan High court in Jodhpur.
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    4 Comments on this Story

    Kishore Shivani450 days ago
    MOST OF THE JUDICIARYNIN LOWER COURTS ARE HAND IN GLOVE WITH LAWYERS IN GIVING TAREEKH ON TAREEKH AS LAWYERS MAKE MONEY FOR APPEARANCE WHICH IS SHARED WITH JUDICIARY FURTHER JUDICIARY MORE THAN 5 HRS PER DAY FOR ONLY 120 DAYS THAT ALSO 80 % TIME IS SPENT ON GIVING NEW DATES JUDICIARY SHOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE EFFICIENT AND COMPETENT IN DISPOSING OF THE CASES IN TIME BOUND PLAN.
    Nachiket Katha450 days ago
    Why only rape cases. Its national shame that India is 68 in rule of law, 77 in delivery of criminal justice and 97 in delivery of civil justice. AP Shah committee had given recommedations for disposal of this case which included appointment of 23000 more judges and supporting infra. Government has defaulted by not implementing this recommendation fearing speedy delivery of justice will affect criminal MPs/MLAs. India is seventh largest economy and can easily afford this spending say 20000 crores pa (it would less than 0.1 per cent of GDP) but can add at least 2 per cent to GDP growth by ability to enforce contracts (including against government, NHAI alone is sitting on claims worth 1.82 lakh crores, ditto for power distribution companies and so on which creates NPAs, results of misallocation of capital hurting capital output ratio and growth. Unless there is holistic approach to this problem by which cases are solved 2-3 years like any other developed economy we would have to bow our head in shame being behind Nepal and Sri Lanka in rule of law.
    Ban Porno Bollywood Movies450 days ago
    When police is not taking FIRs for rape even when it is sent repeatedly and by registered post, and when judges are viving bail and set free rapists then what is the use of going to the police or the judges.
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