BJP for setting up Fast Track Courts & Help Line
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Imphal, January 04 2013 :
To expedite cases related to crimes against women, the State Government should set up a Fast Track Court and Help Line unit, State Unit BJP President Th Chaoba has demanded.
Addressing media persons at the Nityaipat Chuthek office of the party today, Chaoba pointed out that a number of States in the country are already in the process of setting up Fast Track Courts and Help Line Units in accordance to a ruling passed by the Supreme Court of India taking into consideration of the rising cases of crime against women in the country.
Manipur is no exception when it comes to crimes against women.
In fact, the rate of crimes against women in the state has been increasing over the last few years.
So, there is an urgent need to set up a Fast Track Court and Help Line Unit to help the victims at the earliest possible, the BJP leader observed.
Mentioning that the accused in the Delhi gang-rape case have been arrested and charge sheet being framed so as to expedite the case and a Congress MLA has been arrested for attempted rape of a woman in Assam, Chaoba pointed out the need to arrest any culprit involved in crimes against women whether he be a Minister or an MLA.
He expressed discontentment over the failure of State government to arrest Livingstone, a cadre of NSCN-IM, who molested and assaulted film actress Momoco and said "the State Government has remained silent after it declared Livingstone as 'wanted' .
"The all party meeting which was convened earlier by the State Government and the resolution of meeting the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister over the issue has become meaningless as no delegation is going to the Centre", the State BJP unit chief lamented.
He, however, informed that the opposition parties would be convening a meeting tomorrow to discuss the issue in detail.
While endorsing the agitation of the lawyers in the state as legitimate, Chaoba categorically stated that as a separate High Court of the State would become functional very soon, it would be the right step on the part of the State Government to appoint all the seven Judges from among qualified lawyers of the State.
He also pointed out the need to form a separate Land Law of the State to prohibit outsiders from buying lands and settling in Manipur.