Over 10,000 cases of sexual assault against women and children, including rape, are pending in special courts in the city. Despite this, the Delhi government is yet to reply to a nine-month-old Union government proposal to set up 16 more fast-track special courts (FTSCs) in Delhi to dispose such cases.
These 16 courts are part of 1,023 FTSCs proposed to be set up across the country by the Central government using Nirbhaya Fund, to speed up the disposal of cases.
The Central government had sought comments from the Delhi government on the proposal of 16 FTSCs at least nine months ago, according to documents accessed by The Hindu.
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September 10, 2019