Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Special Courts to hear child abuse cases

According to TOI report,
"Special courts will soon be set up to hear cases related to protection of children from sexual offences (POCSO) in Uttarakhand. Such cases will be heard in district courts."
A small step in adressing a grave issue which is eating away the very fundamentals of morality and values. However, creating special courts doesn't mean that, trials will finish fast and judgement will come quickly. In the landslide of cases these special courts will soon become not so special.

Along with adding new courts, government should make sure that prosecution is equipped with right methods and techniques. We need to make our evidence gathering strong and scientific. In this era where information is always at your finger tips, it should not be difficult or time consuming for a prosecutor to complete scientific tests or to get the results.

Whatever method we adopt, justice should be swift (not after some 10 or 12 years).


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