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Hanamkonda: Government told to treat all rape victims equally

Hanamkonda: Government told to treat all rape victims equally
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Former judge B Chandra Kumar demanded fast track courts deal with the crime against women.

Hanamkonda (Warangal-U): Former judge B Chandra Kumar demanded fast track courts to deal with the crime against the women. He was speaking at the relay hunger strike being carried under the aegis of Jai Mala Mahar at Ekasila Park here on Tuesday. It may be mentioned here that Jai Mala Mahar has been organising the protests demanding the government to speed up the case in which a teenage girl was molested and murdered by her friend recently.

He said that the State needs to take swift action against rape and murder cases bringing the culprits to the justice. "Irrespective of the social status of the victim, the government needs to maintain uniformity and consistency," Chandra Kumar said. The government must ensure curriculum that inculcates good behaviour and respect towards the women right from the schooling, he said.

Referring to the two rape and murder cases that took place in Hanamkonda and Asifabad recently, he demanded the government to ensure justice to the victims' families. He also demanded the government to provide Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia, a double bedroom house and 3 acres land to the victims' families.

Jai Mala Mahar State President Manchala Venkataswamy, B Bharath Yadav, Porika Uday Singh Naik, Y Sambaiah and B Ravi Mudiraj were among others at the protest.

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