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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:47 AM

Delhi gang-rape case starts in fast-track court

Source: AP-Excite

By NIRMALA GEORGE

NEW DELHI (AP) - Legal proceedings in the fatal gang-rape attack on a student in India's capital began Monday in a fast-track court for crimes against women that has stirred debate over how best to deliver justice to rape victims.

Five men face charges they raped and murdered a 23-year-old woman aboard a moving bus in the capital last month in an assault that shocked many in the country for its brutality. A sixth suspect in the attack claims to be a juvenile and his case is being handled separately.

The court was also to hear arguments Monday from defense lawyers appealing for the case, currently being held in a closed court, to be opened to the public, court officials said.

"There is an immense interest in the public in this case, let it be all out in the open court," one of the defense lawyers, A.P. Singh, said.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130121/DA3UHLA02.html





Indian men watch as a woman protests outside the court where the accused in a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman are to be tried, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Legal proceedings in the fatal gang-rape attack on a student in India's capital were set to begin Monday in a fast-track court for crimes against women that has stirred debate over how best to deliver justice to rape victims. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

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JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #1

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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 06:55 AM

1. "fast-track courts" - what a concept

Headline-grabbers get bumped to the front of the line.

I know these cases should be resolved without years-long delay. But what about the rest of the case load? Mundane, uninteresting cases linger for years?

Sounds like they need to "fast-track" some more judges to build up the court system.

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