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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

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Publishers Body Welcomes HC Order Lifting Non-NCERT Book Ban

"The ruling, in addition to providing convenience to children and parents, will also enable them to choose books depending on their preference,"

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Good education can reduce the impact of childhood abuse. Pixabay
Good education can reduce the impact of childhood abuse. Pixabay

The Association of Publishers in India (API) on Tuesday welcomed the Delhi High Court order which stipulated that sale of non-NCERT books must not be disallowed in CBSE-affiliated schools, calling the practice “discriminatory”.

“The court decision exemplifies the point that an ideal education system is the one that recognizes the role of multiple stakeholders and is learner-centric. The decision has been welcomed by not just students and parents but also by schools, private publishers, authors and others as it symbolizes ‘freedom of choice’ in education,” the representative body of publishers of academic texts said in a statement.

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“The ruling, in addition to providing convenience to children and parents, will also enable them to choose books depending on their preference,” it said.

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Arguing that the sale of books, stationery and other items sold by the school be treated as “essential requirements”, the court last week in a decision refused to put a ban on these activities. Pixabay

 

In doing so, the court overturned the April 2017 injunction issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which asked affiliating schools not to indulge in “commercial” activities.

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The court said the availability of uniforms, non-NCERT reference books or even food items for sale only to the students of the school does not fall in the category of and cannot at all be considered as commercialization.

Earlier in its circular, the board had asked the schools to “desist from the unhealthy practice of coercing parents to buy textbooks, notebooks, stationery, uniforms, shoes, school bags etc from within the premise or from selected vendors only” and directed them to operate as doing “community service” as per the board by-laws.

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha, in December last year, told Parliament that CBSE has not directed students or schools to buy or prescribe NCERT books only. (IANS)

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