Delhi govt considering dedicated courts for offences against

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New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Delhi government is consideringsetting up of dedicated courts for trial of offences relatingto atrocities against SC/STs.

Officials said the issue figured during a meeting ofthe State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee set upunder the provision of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

Presiding over the meeting, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshitissued an order to launch a website to make the people awareof the provisions of the Act.

"This will also facilitate registration of FIRs relatedto violation of rules under the Act and go a long way inpreventing atrocities against SC/ST," Dikshit said.

The meeting was also attended by the Finance MinisterA K Walia, Development Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, a number ofMLAs, besides senior officials of the concerned departments.

The meeting was told that victims have been facingdifficulties in getting their FIRs registered.

"It was decided to bring awareness on the provisionsof the Act. It was also decided that signboards statingdesignated police officer in Thanas and SDM offices will beput up to enable the victims to seek assistance in gettingtheir FIRs registered," said a senior official.

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