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Delhi gang-rape case to start in new fast-track court set up to handle crimes against women

A Delhi police van, believed to be carrying the accused in a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman, enters a district court n New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Legal proceedings in the fatal gang-rape attack on a student in India's capital were set to begin Monday in a fast-track court for crimes against women that has stirred debate over how best to deliver justice to rape victims. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
January 20, 2013 - 11:03 PM

NEW DELHI - Legal proceedings in a gang-rape case that has sparked protests about the treatment of woman are beginning in a new fast-track court set up specifically to deal with crimes against women in New Delhi.

Five men are due to appear in the special court Monday afternoon to face charges they raped and murdered a 23-year-old student aboard a moving bus in the capital last month.

A sixth suspect in the attack claims to be a juvenile and his case is being handled separately.

The attack has brought the little discussed topic of crime against women to the forefront in India. However some activists have raised concerns that the fast-track court system was not the answer to protect women.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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