HC submits proposal for 8 Fast Track Courts

D A RASHID

Srinagar, Jan 14: For speedy trial and justice in cases related to sexual offences against women, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has formally submitted a proposal to the state government for setting up eight Fast Track Sessions Courts in the State.
 The High Court has also submitted the proposal for establishing 10 Fast Track Magisterial Courts to try other offences including the offence of violence against women.
 Sources said the proposal has been sent to the government in keeping with the statistical data of the cases of sexual offences and other crimes which it has received from different courts in the state.
 The High Court has demanded creation of the Fast Track Courts in Srinagar, Jammu, Baramulla, Kulgam, Anantnag (Islamabad), Kupwara, Pulwama and Rajouri.
 A total 2360 rape cases are pending in all courts of the state presently.
 416 cases are pending disposal in District Court Baramulla, which tops other districts in sexual offences against women. Kulgam, Anantnag, Kupwara, Pulwama, Srinagar, Jammu and Rajouri courts have 250, 247, 196, 162, 157, 147 and 121 cases pending disposal respectively.
 The High Court has also asked the government to create 10 Fast Track administrative courts in the state to try other cases including the cases of violence against women in the state. The court will be of the rank of Civil Judge (Senior Division) and Sub Judge (JMIC).
 Sources privy to the proposal said the numerical strength of the Fast Track Courts has been demanded in keeping with the “alarming increase” of the offences against women in the districts. 
 With Chief Justice M M Kumar on January 10 inaugurating five Fast Track courts,  Jammu and Kashmir has the distinction to become the  first northern state to have such courts to try cases pertaining to the offences against women.
 The High Court has the power to designate any other court to act as Fast Track Court to try the cases related to the offences against women till the state grants creation to such courts.

Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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