A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir will hear tomorrow the PIL which also sought suspension of MPs and MLAs in case a charge sheet is filed against them for crime against women.
In her PIL, retired IAS officer Promilla Shanker has pleaded with the court to direct the government to set up fast-track courts in all states for expeditious trial of rape
She also submitted that cases of rape and crime against women and children be investigated by lady police officials and trial be conducted by lady judges.
Meanwhile, another bench comprising justices P Sathasivam and Ranjan Gogoi issued notices to the Centre and all the states and sought their response on another PIL by advocate Mukesh Kumar seeking safety measures for women.
Kumar, in his PIL, demanded creation of women police stations in every town to investigate complaints of rape and sexual assault against women.
It also sought steps for implementation of UN convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.
The court asked the Centre and the states to file their responses in four weeks.
The PILs come in the backdrop of the nation-wide outrage over December 16 brutal gangrape and assault of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi, who died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
PIL - Issue raised is important. And, there is need of such provision. But, Prayer in PIL - Practically seeking amendment to 'Representation of Peoples Act', granting it amounts to be 'Amending Law', by Judicial Pronouncement. However, such a beneficial exercise has been done by Supreme Court, to prevent 'Sexual Harassment of Women & eve-teasing", that is to protect Fundamental Rights of Women. However, its out come will depend on composition of "Judges" of concern Bench i.e. now a day individual perceptions affects on final verdict.
It will do a great service to the society if these persons are disqalified and prohibited from participation in elections
Exactly.... we tha mass also can boycot every political party who give tickets to criminals. It is us, who is going to make changes....