Sun, 07 Apr 2013 13:00:00 GMT | By ANI

Need to sensitise judiciary on gender issues: Manmohan Singh

The Prime Minister said fundamental principles of law and natural justice must not be compromised to satiate the shrill rhetoric of the political discourse


Need to sensitise judiciary on gender issues: Manmohan Singh (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Sunday said there is a need to sensitise the judiciary on gender issues.
 
Inaugurating the Conference of Chief Ministers (CMs) and Chief Justices (CJs) of High Courts here today, Dr. Singh said: "There is a need for fast-track courts to try cases involving vulnerable sections including women and the elderly."
 
Dr. Singh also called for stepping up efforts to deal with offences against women. He said fundamental principles of law and natural justice must not be compromised to satiate the shrill rhetoric of the political discourse.
 
Chief Justice of India, Justice Altamas Kabir, presided over the function.

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