Govt asked to file reply on special courts
TNN, Jan 4, 2011, 03.50am IST
BANGALORE: A high court division bench has directed the state
government to file a counter affidavit with regard to a public
interest litigation seeking establishment of special courts for
holding trial in child abuse cases.
"It is a painful issue. Only state government can do something in this matter.
We feel the state should apply its mind. You can have a special
package like issues of women, child abuse, SC/ST-related offences in
such courts," the bench headed by the chief justice observed.
Maya C P, a social worker, had complained that the Commission for
Child Rights Act, 2005, speaks of constituting a special courts to
deal with offences against the children, but that the same was not
Finish work before June-end
A division bench has directed the PWD to complete road-widening work
along NH-4 on Tumkur-Haveri section before June-end.
Vanitha V Hittalamani, in her PIL, has claimed that work which started
in 2000 and should have been completed in 2003, is not yet over.
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