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Over 300 sexual harassment cases pending before SC

Statesman News Service |

STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 13 October
Over 300 cases of sexual harassment and crime against women are pending before the Supreme Court, according to data provided by the top court in response to an RTI plea.
 Some 325 matters relating to sexual harassment and cruelty against women, including 150 regular cases, are pending with the court, according to the reply given by the apex court to the RTI query filed by activist Vihar Dhurve. It said 403 matters relating to harassment, kidnapping and abduction are also pending before the apex court.
Mr Dhurve wanted to find out the details of pending cases in the Supreme Court which have been assigned to fast track courts.
In response, the apex court said “there is no fast track court defined and year-wise pending matter in regard to subject category is not maintained.”
The apex court said 472 cases related to corruption, 588 road accident cases related to permanent disability, 45 road accident for other injuries, 418 divorce cases and 39 matters of atrocities on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are also pending.
An overwhelming number of 8,490 litigations related to land acquisition in different parts of the country are also pending before the apex court, it said.