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Trafficking calls for urgent State action

Child trafficking networks uncovered in MP and Rajasthan, highlight gaps in the justice system

Human trafficking is a manifestation of the larger issues of gender inequity and economic and social marginalisation, which gets further aggravated with weak law enforcement responses. (Representative image- HT Archives)
Published on Nov 04, 2023 10:37 PM IST

As crime conviction rate plunges, govt asks DGP to submit a report

The conviction rate in Maharashtra has dropped from 58.29% in 2020 to 41.36% in the first half of 2023. The state government is seeking a report on the situation and plans to tweak rules to hold public prosecutors and investigating officers accountable. The drop in conviction rate has prompted the home department to make changes in policies related to crime investigation and court battles. Some districts, particularly those with political interference and backward areas, have consistently low conviction rates. Witnesses turning hostile and ineffective public prosecutors are cited as major factors affecting the conviction rate.

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Updated on Aug 27, 2023 12:33 AM IST

To fight mob lynching, police reforms a must

Inclusion of this offence in the three proposed codes is welcome. But the police and some states flouting top court norms have to clean up their act

The states, so far, have been miserly in allocating funds to the police(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 22, 2023 10:33 PM IST

Assam aims to reach 50% conviction rate in criminal cases by 2026: Himanta

The Assam chief minister reiterated his government’s stand in the crackdown against child marriage in the state and said that the police will resume its drive in September this year, and mass arrests will be done again

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 05:07 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

New litigation policy in works; focus likely to be on mafias & Pocso cases

People in the know of things say that the new policy would be notified very soon, replacing the present one which was brought by the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in 2012.

Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 10:00 PM IST
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