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Jan 05, 2013 at 08:41pm IST

25 Maharashtra fast track courts only for women cases

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government will earmark 25 out of 100 fast track courts across the state exclusively to deal with women-related cases, Home Minister RR Patil announced in Mumbai on Friday.

He said that the Bombay High Court would be requested to do whatever was necessary so that women-related cases can be disposed of quickly and in a timebound manner.

"The state government will also request the centre to make laws pertaining to any type of atrocities on women stricter in the wake of the recent gangrape of a woman in Delhi," Patil assured a delegation of Nationalist Congress Party women's wing led by city president Chitra Wagh.

25 Maharashtra fast track courts only for women cases

The Home Minister said the security of women, minors and senior citizens would be given top priority and warned that offenders would not be spared.

The delegation members vociferously demanded that atrocities on women like molestation or rape should be made non-bailable offences attracting either life terms or death penalty.

The Home Minister said the security of women, minors and senior citizens would be given top priority and warned that offenders would not be spared.

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