BENGALURU: The Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka, Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee, has assured Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi that he will personally see to it that POCSO cases are disposed off quickly. He has assured the Nobel laureate that Karnataka will have more child-friendly courts in the state. In a programme hosted in Bengaluru by Karnataka Judicial Academy in honour of Kailash Satyarthi and his Bharat Yatra, the Chief Justice of Karnataka made this announcement, says a release from the
Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.
Karnataka got its first child-friendly court, set up in Bengaluru in August this year. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) stipulates that during the trial, children’s dignity and rights must be upheld apart from ensuring a speedy trial and procedural compliance in a child-sensitive and non-threatening ambience. Apart from Bangalore, child-friendly courts are set up in Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata so far, the release adds.