MAKE 2017 THE YEAR OF THE VICTIMS: CJI

Make 2017 the year of the victims*: CJI

In his inaugural address at the 15th All India meet of State Legal Service Authorities, Chief Justice Khehar, who is also the patron-in-chief of the authority, said he often wondered what had befallen the victims of rape, sexual assault and acid attacks, many of whom were breadwinners for their family.
“Ours is a strange country. The bigger the criminal, the bigger is the outrage. As we have seen before that the convict in a terrorist crime who has failed up to the Supreme Court and also in his review, can get access to justice in a manner that we extend,” he said.
“I have wondered over the years, what about the victims. I have wondered over the years what about the families which have lost their bread earner. I have wondered over the years what about that acid attack victim who has been defaced and cannot survive the society. I think about rape victims and their lives and I wonder why we don’t reach out to them.”
“I wish to make an appeal to you today as a patron of the organisation. Let us reach out to the victims. Make 2017 a year of the victims,” the CJI said.

*The Hindu, March 19, 2017
Link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/lets-reach-out-to-victims-says-cji/article17530233.ece


Comments

TVG KRISHNAN said…
Very good thinking. Victims perennially suffer and the society forgets about them after some other exciting news appear which are plenty these days.

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