Patiala, Feb 2 (Babushahi.com bureau) : Over 400 cases of crime against
women, including rape cases, have been disposed of in trial courts
across the country last month, Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir said
in Patiala on Saturday.
"There is a need to pay more attention to crimes against women, elderly
and children," the Chief Justice told the first convocation of the Rajiv
Gandhi National Law University in Patiala.
Fast-track courts are being set up in consultations with Central and
state governments for expeditious disposal of cases, he said.
Voicing concern over increasing cases of crime against women, Justice
Kabir said High Courts have been asked to coordinate with state
governments for infrastructure needed for setting up these special
Expressing concern over pendency of cases in the Apex Court, Justice
Kabir said two more courts will be set up in the Supreme Court.
He stressed the need for separate hearing of civil and criminal cases in
the Supreme Court.
Justice Kabir asked women to adopt law as a profession.
He said there has been an increase in recent times in the number of
women opting for a career in law.
The convocation took place at the new campus of the university in
Some 173 students of the university were given degrees of BA, LLB, LLM
and PhD. Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court A K Sikri was
also present at the occasion.