Demands fast track courts for trial of accused in crimes against women
SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies, a civil society group, has expressed shock and anguish over the acid throwing incident in the city.
KCSDS held an emergency meeting in which a number of concerned women from the civil society participated to express their shock and anguish over the horrific incident of acid throwing on a female teacher.
The core group comprising of both women and men along with the chairperson Prof Hameeda Nayeem, had already visited the victim on Thursday in SMHS Hospital and was horrified to see the disfigured face and severely damaged left eye of the victim, reads a statement issued by the KSCDS.
The group empathized with the victim and her family and resolved to carry out a rigorous campaign against all forms of violence against women and the institutionalized culture of impunity prevalent particularly in Jammu and Kashmir for the past two decades.
According to the statement, the Centre and the civil society members reiterated their demand for fast track courts for speedy administration of justice and for making stringent laws to punish the culprits of the heinous crimes against women.
These could serve as deterrent for possible crimes, they said.
The Centre also reiterated its demand for speedy trial of Tabinda Gani and Romana murder cases so that culprits could be given severest punishment.
It also impressed upon the people of the state to establish committees in every locality to monitor the shameful and immoral acts as also pervasive domestic violence and prevent these before they violate the dignity and threaten the safety and security of women.
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