Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gangrape: Judge

Supreme Court's Justice P Sathasivam, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority on Sunday said that cases related to women are being given priority by courts after the Delhi gangrape.

fwire May 20, 2013 00:15:08 IST
Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gangrape: Judge

Gurgaon: Supreme Court's Judge P Sathasivam, who is also the executive chairman of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), Sunday said that cases related to women are being given priority by courts after the Delhi gangrape.

Women cases getting top priority after Delhi gangrape Judge

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"After the unfortunate incident in Delhi, we (Judiciary) are identifying the cases related to women and children and giving priority to those cases," said Justice Sathasivam at a function here.

He was speaking at the fourth annual function of Student Legal Literacy Mission organised by the Haryana State Legal Services Authority (HALSA).

Justice Sathasivam called upon the students to uphold the constitution and maintain the unity and integrity of the country.

He also asked students to understand that public property should be protected and they should abjure violence against women.

Through the NALSA and the HALSA, books were being published to educate students and people on laws related to women and children, he said.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said the HALSA has established 2,348 Legal Literacy Clubs in schools and colleges.

In the Delhi gangrape, a 23-year-old woman was brutally tortured and sexually assaulted by five men and a juvenile Dec 16, 2012. She later died in a Singapore hospital.

The case sparked a national outrage and prompted the central government to enact a tought anti-rape law.

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