More special courts to try atrocity cases against Dalits

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday directed Social Welfare department to take measures to establish seven more special courts for quicker disposal of cases related to atrocities against Dalits.

Speaking after chairing a high-level vigilance committee meeting under SC&ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, he directed Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya to hold a meeting with Karnataka High Court registrar on setting up new special courts at the earliest.

The new special courts will come up in Haveri, Koppal, Davangere, Dharwad, Udupi, Chitradurga and Chamarajanagar districts. Siddaramaiah directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to ensure that Dalits get entry into all temples and they get haircut without much hassle.

He also directed to take steps to increase the conviction rate of cases filed under the Act.
DH News Service

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