Kanpur: Schoolgirls of 39 school and colleges took to roads, on Monday, to protest against rising incidents of rape and the hardships victims have to face to get rapists behind bars.
The students took out a rally from their colleges and made chains in front of their schools.
Principal of Ma Kasturba Inter College, Chandraprabha, said, "Justice delayed is justice denied due to shortage of judicial officers and vacant courts. Cases often stretch up to ten or more years. Due to delay in justice, a victim losses her respect and are often forced to compromise."
The schoolgirls demanded that all rape cases should be tried in fast track courts and total time at district court, high court and Apex court should not be more than 365 days.
Chief convener of programme, Gaurav Bajpai, called on to the citizens to join the campaign and force the government to devise more stringent laws to protect women.