Highest rate of domestic violence in Tripura: HC chief justice

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By NewsGram Staff-Writer

Chief Justice of Tripura High Court Deepak Kumar Gupta has shown serious concern over increasing rate of domestic violence in the state.

Speaking at the inauguration of Alternative Dispute Redressal Centre (ADRC) in Gomti district, Justice Gupta talked about state’s awful condition in dealing with domestic crimes. Showing concerns for the state he said, Tripura with a population of only 37 lakh has highest domestic crime in the country. He said, ” When seen on the basis of the crime-population ratio, it emerges clearly that the rate of domestic violence in Tripura is at the top in the country.”

Justice Gupta said that ever since the setting up of a high court in Tripura, efforts were on to reduce the number of pending cases through speedy disposal. He explained, “When the high court started functioning in March 2013, about 6,000 cases were pending but now we have reduced pendency to 33 percent. In the lower courts, 1.19 lakh cases have been pending but we are trying to reduce the pendency of cases there too.”

Tripura Law Minister Tapan Chakraborty at the event assured setting up two more ADRC. These ADRC at Agartala and Kailashahar  will cope up with cases related to domestic violence, property and other petty disputes which can be settled out of court. The ADRC, first of its kind in the north-eastern states, would help resolve domestic, petty and non-serious cases amicably.

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Chakraborty further added, “The state government has taken a number of measures like setting up all-women police station in all the districts to check crimes against women and domestic violence. The government is also dedicated for increasing the number of women police personnel to one third of the total police strength.”

Currently, 13 percent of the total police constables and ten percent of the total police force are women.

With Inputs from IANS