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Monday 4 February 2013

400 cases of crime against women disposed of last month: CJI

400 cases of crime against women disposed of last month: CJI

 (News posted on: 03 Feb 2013)

Patiala, Feb 2 ( 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 courts. 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 Sidhuwal village. 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.

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