Amid a clamour for speeding up cases of crimes against women, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi along with other Chief Ministers, batted for setting up fast track courts and sought central assistance, which was discontinued a few years ago.

Several Chief Ministers also said they had discontinued fast-track courts that had disposed of a significant number of cases after the central assistance was withdrawn two years back.

They were speaking at a conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and attended by Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir.

“I request the Union government to rethink the reestablishment of the system of FTCs and increase the financial allocation for the same,” Modi said while seeking revival of such courts.

(This article was published on April 7, 2013)
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