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Special courts sought for SC/ST cases

Monday 10 April 2006

Staff Reporter

VISAKHAPATNAM: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has sought setting up of special courts to deal with cases booked under SC and ST (prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989.

Speaking at a seminar on Dalit rights conducted by his party here on Sunday, CPI (M) district secretary Ch. Narsinga Rao said the Government should amend the Act to pave the way for establishment of special courts with exclusive judges, investigating officers and public prosecutors.

He said cases pertaining to socio-economic boycott, intimidation and blackmail should be dealt with by the special courts and declared that the Left parties would bring pressure on the United Progressive Alliance Government to bring about the required legislation.

Mr. Rao expressed concern at continuation of caste system and untouchability and said a mass movement was required to educate people to root out such social evils.

Kula Vyatireka Porata Samiti leader M. Chanti and CPI (M) city secretary K. Loknnadham also spoke.

See online : The Hindu

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