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Safe Delhi: LG for fast-track courts for sexual assault cases

New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today expressed a strong resolve to provide safety and security to women in the city, and said the Delhi government will create “fast-track courts” dedicated to handling cases of

PTI [ Updated: February 24, 2015 20:45 IST ]
safe delhi lg for fast track courts for sexual assault cases
safe delhi lg for fast track courts for sexual assault cases

New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today expressed a strong resolve to provide safety and security to women in the city, and said the Delhi government will create “fast-track courts” dedicated to handling cases of sexual assault and other crimes against women.

“My government shall be unwavering in its commitment to ensuring that Delhi remains a state where women feel as much at home and at ease as men in pursuing their livelihood and social pursuits - proudly leading from the front,” Jung said.

In his address to the first session of the Sixth Legislative Assembly of Delhi, he also said that he would not let any fund crunch come in the way of putting in place safety measures.

“My government will not let any fund crunch come in the way of putting in place safety and security measures for women. As regards mobility, my government will exert itself to provide effective last-mile connectivity in Delhi's public transit system to ensure that its women are able to travel safely and securely,” he said.

The LG also said the government will create “fast-track courts dedicated to handling cases of sexual assault and other crimes against women to ensure speedy justice.”

“It will create a ‘Mahila Suraksha Dal' by redeploying members of the Home Guard and Civil Defence Volunteers. Further, my government will facilitate appointment of new judges to ensure that the judicial system works fast and effectively,” he added.

 

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