Need to sensitise judiciary on gender issues: Manmohan Singh
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.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 513