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Uttar Pradesh clears proposal to set up 218 fast-track courts

Today, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet cleared a proposal to set up 218 fast-track courts for hearing cases pertaining to crimes against children and rapes. State Law Minister Brajesh Pathak told reporters that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed concern over crimes against women.

Of these, 144 courts will hear cases of rape, while 74 courts will hear cases in which POCSO Act has been slapped.