Shillong, Aug. 27: A conglomeration of nine women’s groups today noted that cases related to crimes against women, especially rape, should be transferred to fast-track courts for speedy justice.
The groups, including Ka Lympung Ki Seng Kynthei, Civil Society Women’s Organisation (CSWO), Impulse NGO Network, North Eastern Regional Domestic Workers Movement, North East Network and others met here this afternoon to deliberate on cases of rape and crimes against women and children.
CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said they felt that such cases should be transferred to fast-track courts and not to district council courts as it was revealed that most cases in the district councils are lingering and victims are not getting justice.
It was also discussed that the groups would meet state police chief Peter James Pyngrope Hanaman to identify sensitive police officers to investigate cases against women and children and that the officers “should not be transferred at the whims and fancies of politicians and bureaucrats”.
Moreover, the groups noted that there were many committees which were formed with regard to addressing crimes against women, but have remained defunct. Kharshiing said the groups would ask such committees to furnish their reports on crimes against women.
At the same time, the groups have decided to monitor “prominent cases” and many other cases involving influential people along with all other rape cases, and create strong awareness among the people to fight crimes against women.