Thursday, 9 February, 2023
TopicFast Track court

Topic: Fast Track court

Rijiju raises concern about trials pending in fast-track courts, in letter to chief justices

The letter also points out under-utilisation of funds to establish fast-track courts & fast-track special courts, & urges chief justices to personally look into the matter.

Cabinet approves continuation of 1,023 fast track special courts till March 2023

Responding to a question during a Cabinet briefing, Union minister Anurag Thakur said that out of 31 states/UTs, 28 have commenced the scheme launched in 2019.

Why even 1,023 new fast track courts for rape and POCSO cases won’t be enough

An amount of Rs 767 crore has been approved under the centrally sponsored scheme to develop infrastructural facilities for Indian Judiciary for 2020-21.

SC wants lower courts to speed up rape trials, but 26% judge vacancies make it difficult

Bihar tops list with 80% of judge posts lying vacant. Other large states are struggling too. Thus, implementation of the SC order appears extremely tough.

Three years after Akhlaq was lynched in Dadri, case is stuck in ‘fast-track’ court

No charges have been framed in the Akhlaq lynching case despite 45 dates set by court. Family’s lawyer alleges accused are delaying case.

Law ministry’s proposal for fast track rape courts awaits Cabinet approval

The proposal aims to fasten rape trials through specialised courts and more judicial officers, public prosecutors, and investigators.

J&K government’s promised magisterial probe into ‘police collusion’ in Kathua hangs fire

Among other things, the inquiry, promised three months ago, was expected to look into allegations of local personnel not acting promptly enough to save the child after she went missing

14 states still don’t have a single fast-track court for crimes against women and children

As per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre had proposed setting up 1,800 fast track courts at a cost of Rs 4,144 crore.

Talk Point: Should special fast track courts be set up for MPs and MLAs?

The court wants to treat politicians accused of amassing disproportionate assets as a separate category to ensure speedy disposal of their cases. Should special fast track courts be set up for MPs and MLAs, and will this clean up politics?

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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.