SFI activists demand fast track court for rape-linked trials in Assam

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:30

Guwahati: Students Federation of India (SFI) activists took to streets of Guwahati on Tuesday to demand the setting up of fast track courts to try rape-linked cases.

It may be recalled that a primary school teacher in Dalgaon in Assam`s Darrang District was raped on October 1.

The secretary of the Assam unit of the SFI, Nitarth, said: "Women are not safe in Assam, and also in Guwahati. So, we organised this protest and are sending a memorandum to the government to set up a fast track court to settle such cases quickly."

Women actively took part in the demonstration and vented their ire over rising crimes and questioned the functioning of the state government.

Namrata Sharma, a SFI activist, said rape is very common in Assam, and women don`t feel safe at all.

She called on the public to wake up and the government to make development a priority.


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First Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:30

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