Over 300 sexual harassment cases pending before SC

Over 300 cases of sexual harassment and crime against women are pending before the Supreme Court, according to an RTI reply.

New Delhi: Over 300 cases of sexual harassment and crime against women are pending before the Supreme Court, according to an RTI reply.

According to the data provided by the Supreme Court in response to an RTI plea filed by a Pune-based activist, 325 matters relating to sexual harassment and cruelty against women, including 150 regular cases, are pending with the court.

Responding to the RTI query by activist Vihar Dhurve, the court said 403 matters relating to harassment, kidnapping and abduction are also pending before the apex court.

Dhurve had sought to know from the apex court 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.

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