SC to hear PILs on rape cases, women safety tomorrow

SC to hear PILs on rape cases, women safety tomorrow

The retired woman IAS officer contended that the apex court should intervene in the matter as one woman is raped every 40 minutes in the country and most of them remained unregistered.

She also pleaded that cases of rape and crime against women and children be investigated by women police officials and trial be also conducted by lady judges.

In her PIL, she said that no effort was being made for effective implementation of existing laws for safety of women.

"Punitive actions are being taken only after incidents are reported by media, but no preventive, reformatory or systematic improvements are being made by governments. People are increasingly getting frustrated by absence of deterrent effect of law on criminals and innocent people are suffering due to misuse of police power," she said.

The PIL by Dubey also raised issues of red light areas where girls are forced into prostitution.

The apex court had yesterday issued notices to the Centre and all the state governments seeking their response within four weeks over safety measures being taken for women.

The PIL by advocate Mukul Kumar pleaded for creation of women police stations in every town to investigate complaints of rape and sexual assault against women and implementation of UN convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.

He submitted that the plight of women in the country exposes the shortcomings that have beset the laws and they have to be removed.

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