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21 fast-track courts set up to try crime against women

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh, October 20, 2013
First Published: 19:00 IST(20/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:01 IST(20/10/2013)

The Haryana government has set up 21 fast-track courts at the district headquarters for which 21 additional posts of additional district and sessions judges had been sanctioned, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Sunday.

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Besides, approval had also been accorded for setting up of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres in 16 districts of the state, he said.

Hooda said that it had been done to facilitate speedy disposal of cases pertaining to crimes against women and ensure quick justice.

Speaking after laying the foundation stones of Additional Block Court Complex and District Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centre in Rohtak, Hooda said that the judicial system in Haryana was the best in the entire country.

Hooda said that recruitment had been made to fill 107 judicial posts to reduce workload.

He said that the state was leading in terms of availability of infrastructure in judicial complexes as well as in disposal of cases as he had seen in Bihar that advocates worked under trees for want of judicial complex buildings at the district level.

Hooda gave a grant of Rs. 11 lakh for e-library of bar association.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab and Haryana high court judge justice Satish Kumar Mittal exhorted the advocates that when any case of quarrel came to them they should first try to get it resolved with mutual consent of the both the parties.

Punjab and Haryana high court judge and administrative judge, Rohtak division, justice AG Masih in his address said that the only aim of the legal service authority, ADR centre and other services was to get close to people and in this direction the support of advocates, paralegal volunteers and anganwadi workers was important.

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