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In 2019, only 4% of child rape cases saw justice

DNMUM439194 | 7/13/2019 | Author : Abraham Thomas | WC :494 | India

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In first six months, 24,000 FIRs were registered, 911 cases disposed of


The Supreme Court on Friday donned the mantle of a petitioner to seek justice for the child rape victims after a discreet research ordered by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi revealed that out of 24,000 cases, only 4% have been decided by courts. A whopping 11,900 child rape cases are pending investigation.
Converting the research data into public interest litigation, a bench headed by the CJI took suo motu notice of the same in open court and appointed senior advocate V Giri to assist them in passing remedial measures.
Focussing on cases under trial and those under investigation, the bench asked Giri to consider the nature of directions to be issued to all states and high courts. This could pertain
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