THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister V S Sivakumar said on Saturday said that a special court to deal the cases regarding atrocities against women and children would be established here.
Speaking at the inaugural function of two new Judicial First Class Magistrate Courts on Vanchiyoor District Court premises, he said that rural justice courts would be established in the rural parts of the state to ensure the reach of justice to such places.
“The government has identified 30 centres for starting rural courts and they would start functioning soon,” he said.
Sivakumar, who presided over the function, invited attention to the longstanding demand to have a High Court bench in the city.
“The delays in judicial proceedings lead to extra expenditure, which could be cut down if the High Court bench is reinstated here,” the Minister said.
High Court Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan inaugurated the two Judicial First Class Magistrate Courts. He said that newly-launched plea bargaining system enables to free more judicial resources to tackle and dispose of pending cases in the courts.
Citing the increase in criminal and civil cases, Justice Bhushan urged barristers to cooperate wholeheartedly for the speedy disposal of cases.
Underscoring the issue of delay in disposing of cases, judge in charge of Thiruvananthapuram district judiciary Thottathil B Radhkrishnan, said that the judicial system could not afford non-deliverance of justice owing to delay.