Kerala to set up fast track courts for Sexual Abuse Cases

Published on: 17 Jan, 2013
Published under: General Kerala News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

Jan 17 2013

The Congress-led government in Kerala has decided to set up an exclusive fast-track court to deal with sexual atrocities against women and children. Announcing this here on Wednesday, chief minister Oommen Chandy said the court would be set up in Kochi immediately. “We have decided to sanction 18 new posts to set up a new additional and district court in Kochi. This court would deal only with cases pertaining to exploitation of women and children,” he said.

The state is also planning to introduce a bill to protect the rights of women. If a woman dies or commits suicide after sexual exploitation, the proposed bill would enable a court to hand out the death sentence to the convict. A string of sexual assault cases against minors, especially by their own relatives, had shaken the state recently. Expressing concern over the matter earlier, the Kerala high court had asked the government to set up a fast-track court to deal with these cases.


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