Can't direct suspension of MPs, MLAs chargesheeted for crimes against women: SC
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The apex court also agreed that there was a need for fast track courts and additional judges.
"There is a lot of vacancies for the judges and lot of courts have to be set up," the bench remarked.
The court's observations came during hearing of the PILs filed by retired woman IAS officer Promilla Shanker and advocate and social activist Omika Dubey.
Shanker in her petition, apart from seeking suspension of MPs and MLAs charge-sheeted for crime against women, has also sought 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 plea, she has also said that no effort was being made for effective implementation of existing laws for safety of women.
Dubey in her plea, has sought directions for appointment of additional judges to adjudicate the matters of crime against women and for providing compulsory compensation to victims of rape.
She has also sought an order to restrain print and electronic media from publishing and telecasting obscene pictures of women.
Dubey has also raised issues of red light areas where girls are forced into prostitution.
The PILs were filed before the apex court days after the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi on December 16. The victim died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
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