New Delhi, FEB 08 2021|| News Desk
One prosecuting lawyer has to deal with 6500 cases; how can the Nirbhayas of Delhi, who become victims of sexual assaults and harassment, get justice? Alka Lamba.
Ex-MLA Ms. Alka Lamba said that the National Capital has become a dangerous place for women and young girls as sexual assaults on them have become a recurring feature with the Arvind Government doing nothing to stop these shameful crimes. Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawan, here today, Alka Lamba said that it was shocking to know that over 2 lakh 40,000 cases regarding assaults and harassment on women and girl children are pending in the 55 Fast Track and PCSOC courts in Delhi, and each court is under pressure to deal with 4500 cases, with only 37 Government lawyers to argue these cases. In short, each lawyer has to tackle 6500 cases.
Ms. Lamba said that the Delhi Prosecutors’ Association had moved a plea in the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the Government of NCT of Delhi to create more posts of Additional Public Prosecutors and thereafter, to initiate the process for appointment of Additional Public Prosecutors in 55 Fast Track and POCSO courts in Delhi, but the Delhi Government has rejected the proposal. She said that this was very shocking and highly condemnable, as the AAP came ot power on the Nirbhaya case. She said that courts were under the jurisdiction of the Delhi Government, and it was the duty of the Government to ensure justice to the victims.
Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress president Ms. Amrita Dhawan said that harassment and assaults on women have been going up with every passing day, with the Delhi Government unable to check such crimes. She said that neither such crimes are reaching the courts, nor to the ears of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind. She said that the Aam Aadmi Party, in its election manifesto, had promised to setup 47 Fast Track Courts, which will function in two shifts, for the quick disposal of harassment and sexual assaults cases on women and girl children, and deliver justice to the victims within six months.
Referring to the Usmanpur incident, where sibling brother and sister were kidnapped and kept in custody for 20 hours, Alka Lamba said that the auto driver involved in the crime was apprehended only after 12 days. She said that Delhi CM Arvind was least concerned about attacks on women, and victims have to wait for over six years to get justice. She wondered why the Delhi Government was silent on the attacks and harassment of women and children as such crimes have witnessed a 300 per cent jump in the recent past. She said that perhaps women would have got a better deal if the Arvind Government had a woman in its Cabinet. She also criticized the Delhi Women’s Commission for its toothless functioning in ensuring justice for the victims of sexual and other crimes.
Ms. Amrita Dhawan said that there are only 37 Government lawyers for the 55 Fast Track courts whereas the number should have been 110, at the rate of two lawyers per court. She said that women’s safety and security seem to be just an election stunt for the Aam Aadmi Party, as after getting elected, it blames the Delhi Police and the Union Home Ministry for the rising crimes against women.
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