Analysing the Role of Fast Track Courts and E-Complaint System in Deterring the Crime against Women in India

  • Diya Parvati K.P.
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  • Diya Parvati K.P.

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

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In India, a crime against women and children below the age of twelve faces no dearth of legislative aids in paper to prevent it. However, the efficacy of such aids reach is a lingering question this research paper intends to answer. Various state governments have positively introduced Fast Track courts and E-complaint system. This article discusses about the domestic violence cases during the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the e-complaint system on it. While India proudly proclaims its heritage and achievements, one big mark that blots a lot of its glory is the number of rape cases against all genders. As per the recent report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2019, an average of 88 rape cases happens in India per day. There has been an increase in the rate of crimes against women by 7% from 2018 to 2019. Moreover, it has been recorded that the conviction rate is less than 30% in India. These figures show that this issue deserves to be dealt with by stringent punishments, appropriate legislative aids, and diligent implementation. This article is a humble effort to understand the competence of fast track courts and e-complaint system in India to provide speedy justice. It discusses how fast Justice a boon and hurried justice a bane is. It also explores how can these existing legal aids be made more accessible and reap better results. It is concluded that, the distinction between desirable fast justice and undesirable hurried justice should be recognized. A holistic approach should be taken to improve India’s Fast Track Courts and E-complaint system.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 1935 - 1944


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