Special court in Kerala for women, children

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 11:50 hrs

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) A special court will be set up in Kerala to ensure speedy trial of sexual exploitation cases, Chief Minister Oomen Chandy said Wednesday.

"We have decided to sanction 18 new posts to set up a new additional and district court at Kochi. It will deal with only cases pertaining to the exploitation of women and children," Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

"With the high court also taking up the issue, things will be now be speeded up," Chandy said.

The demand for a special court for such cases gained momentum after Dec 16, 2012 Delhi gang-rape in which a 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted in a moving bus. The para-medical student succumbed to her injuries Dec 29.

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