Why not fast track courts for all rape, murder cases: MRPS

Why not fast track courts for all rape, murder cases: MRPS
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MRPS founder president Manda Krishna Madiga addressing the media in Hanamkonda on Thursday
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There needs to be uniformity and consistency when it comes to condemning of crimes against women, Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) founder president Manda Krishna Madiga said, referring to the disparity in condemning heinous acts such as rape and murder based on victim’s caste and creed.

Hanamkonda (Warangal): There needs to be uniformity and consistency when it comes to condemning of crimes against women, Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) founder president Manda Krishna Madiga said, referring to the disparity in condemning heinous acts such as rape and murder based on victim's caste and creed.

"Be it the government or political parties or the civil societies or the individuals, the condemning should be in similar vein," he said.

Speaking to media persons here on Thursday, he said that an offence is an offence wherever it might have happened. "Let the victim belong to Delhi or gully, of upper caste or lower stratum, the government's response should be same," Manda Krishna said.

The 2012 gangrape in Delhi led to the amendment of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, popularly known as Nirbhaya Act, and the fast track court ensured justice within four months, he recalled.

In some cases, we see the authorities constituting the fast track courts, whereas it was not happening in other cases, he said, referring to the inaction of the administration in regard with the case of a dalit girl of Mancherial which took place on September 22, 2015.

"While the brutal gangrape and killing of Disha in Hyderabad drew a vociferous outrage countrywide, another victim who met with the similar fate in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district on November 25 has garnered little attention," Manda Krishna pointed out.

Why not set up the fast track courts to deal with the rape and murder cases in which victims were Dalits, he questioned.

He also pointed out why there was no fast track court to conduct the trial of Marri Srinivas Reddy, accused of having kidnapped, raped and murdered three young girls in Hajipur in Nalgonda district.

Manda Krishna said that the leaders who do not respond to the misery of Dalits have no moral right to demand execution of culprits involved in the rape and murder of Disha.

Mahajana Socialist Party national spokesperson T Pradeep Goud, Manda Kumar Madiga, Velpula Veeranna, Jannu Dinesh and Putta Bixapathi were among others present.

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