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Piles of rape cases in district courts expose successive Govts
6/22/2018 11:17:38 PM
Early Times Report
jammu, June 22: Piling up of hundreds of rape cases in different district courts is sufficient to expose the intention and will of successive governments of Jammu and Kashmir and giving dent to guidelines of Apex court that ensures justices to victims irrespective of caste, religion and creed.
In Jammu and Kashmir hundreds of rape cases are pending in different courts. In Kashmir valley more one thousand while in Jammu over six hundred cases are pending which exposes the connotation justice delayed is justice denied.
However as per the Supreme Court guidelines and verdicts after infamous Nirbahay case in national Capital, the apex courts had asked the state government all the cases which related women especially rape cases should be dealt by constituting fast track courts, but the state government took no lesson from the verdict of top court.
Social activist and former Sarpanch, Rakesh Choudhary disappointed over the government's step motherly treatment with rape victims said that rape victim should not be discriminated and rapists should be punished under fast track trial, as soon as possible to preserve sanctity of law.
Mohinder Pal Singh a prominent Sikh leader and President of Displaced Kashmiri Sikh Conference demanded capital punishment to rapist. "Government should constitute fast track court to deliver timely justice to rape victims in state, it is only possible with government will", he said and added that however, the successive governments in the state had ignored, especially PDP-BJP Government has failed on all front to uphold the cause of humanity.
Kanav, a Jammu based social activist said that as the number of rape cases is increasing everyday there is urgent need to set up fast track courts to provide justice to the victims.
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