These, at best, can be seen as solutions that the govt. is trying to put in place. At the worst, they can be seen as govt. attempts to placate an angry populace to buy time, distract them and keep status quo. The reality can be anywhere between these two extremes. The aim of the post is: (i) to mention new initiatives from the govt, (ii) and to see if there is a timeframe to the new initiative. People can feel free to add new items as the find it.
1. Justice Verma Commission created. Report to be out in 30 days.
http://articles.economictimes.indiatime ... punishment
2. PM office asks HRD ministry to initiate a class in morals. Link from Daily pioneer.
http://dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/ ... later.html
No timeframe mentioned.
3. CM of TN Jayalalita Jayaram initiating changes to court procedure;
(has any other CM done this?).
http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tam ... epage=true
Could not find specifics on timeframe of implementation, but she's proactively taken steps.In a 13-point plan, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday mooted severe punishments like death penalty and chemical castration for sexual offenders through amendments in Central Acts.
IGs would submit a report in 15 days on the number of cases of sexual crime under investigation and pending in courts to the Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order).
4. Govt. to publicise convicted rapists names:
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... prevention
The project deadline is January 10. Details of molesters and those convicted in sexual harassment cases, dowry deaths and domestic violence would also figure on the website of the bureau. Present status of cases and criminals like whether they are in jail or missing would also be mentioned. The bureau would ensure the identities of victims are hidden.
Notes: It is only the Haryana goverment (not GOI, though I thought I saw a GOI article too). The good news is that a timeframe has been posted: January 10th. All convicted rapists' names will be online.
5. Some fast track courts:
(a)One opened in Ranchi.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... sy-grounds
http://zeenews.india.com/news/delhi/del ... 20200.html
(c) CJ Kabir asks all high courts to 'fast track ' cases of crimes against women:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... 930852.cms
Timeframe: Nothing mentioned. It is anyone's guess what 'fast-track' means in this case. Could be 3 months or 3 years. Article mentions a Chief Justice's conference on April 5 to 7th and that this will be discussed on the agenda. Will a timeframe come out of it? Is it unreasonable to expect one?
6. Hiring of police: Delhi to hire 2500 women police: THe article says: 'A proposal has been sent to finance ministry...'. Next question: how long will the babus there sit on the files? Timeframe looks dubious. People will have to follow this and keep the pressure.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes ... women-cops
The Centre also asked all the states and union territories (UTs) to suspend police personnel if s/he fails to register a complaint, reminding them that "not registering any complaint is violation of law".
How would this be enforced? Will the station police chief actually fire his subordinate?
With a list like this we get some idea about any programs being initiated, and if so, whether any timeframe has been declared. It is up to the commons to track this and follow up.