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September 9, 2011

Paschimbanga gets Human Right Courts in 13-districts

Paschimbanga gets Human Right Courts in 13-districts

After watching the stalemate situation of pending cases in courts awaiting disposal and also the condition of the under trials in prisons, Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee instructed Paschimbanga Law Ministry to set up Human Right Courts which will predominantly look into the cases pertaining to violation of human rights.

Announcing the decision to start the Human Right Courts in 13-disrticts across Paschimbanga from Friday, the Law Minister said that the idea to start these courts were given by centre six-years ago but the previous government was reluctant to take the initiative but Ms. Banerjee after coming to power has take up the issue very seriously and the courts will start functioning from Friday. As per the report recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission, in its annual report 2001-2002, district session judge will be empowered to pronounce the judgment in these newly constituted courts as the same module is followed in rest of the country.

Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Malda, South Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri, Bankura, Murshidabad, Birbhum, Nadia, North-24-Pargans, Burwan, Howrah and Hoogly are among the 13-disrtricta which have been identified for setting up of the Human Right Courts in the initial phase.