South India’s First Children’s Court inaugurated in Hyderabad
The first Children Court of South India was launched at the Nampally Criminal Courts Complex in Hyderabad, Telangana to fast disposal of cases related to children.
With this, Telangana has become the third state to have a child friendly court after Goa and Delhi. This court is the 6th child-friendly court in the country.
- The Nampally children court project was facilitated by NGO Justice and Care in collaboration with the state government and the judiciary.
- It has features like separate waiting rooms for children and a video camera trial for accused, mandated under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) Act, 2012.
- It has waiting area, which provides a child-friendly environment, complete with toys, bean bags and colourful furniture.