No safety in capital, it must be restored: SC

Remarks came while hearing a PIL seeking directions for making the city safer for its citizens and for setting up a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for payment of compensation to victims of rape

PTI | January 11, 2013



Observing there is no safety in the Capital, the Supreme Court on Friday said it must be "restored" so that women can live with honour and dignity since incidents like the Delhi gangrape are being "repeated".

"There is no safety in the city and it has to come back," a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra said while pointing out that the incident of gangrape of a 23-year-old girl on December 16 was not an isolated one and that it is being "repeated" in the Capital.

The apex court said it is concerned about providing safe environment for women so that they can live with dignity.

The bench made the remarks while hearing a PIL filed by a law student seeking directions for making the city safer for its citizens and for setting up a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board for payment of compensation to victims of rape.

"We are more concerned about safe environment where women can work with honour and dignity and that must be restored," the bench said, while issuing notice to the Centre, the NCT government and the National Commission for Women asking them to file their response within two weeks.

It also said the owner of the bus in which the girl was gangraped in a brutal manner should not be allowed to operate buses on the route on which any of his buses violates law.

Making another submission, the petitioner submitted that licence of vehicles should be cancelled for violation of Motor Vehicles Act.

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