In India gang rape trial, even fast-track justice plods
NEW DELHI (AP) - The government promised swift justice after the gang rape of a young university student on a moving bus in India's capital late last year sparked nationwide outrage.
But speed is relative in a legal system so overburdened that even a normal criminal trial can stretch well over a decade.
Seven months later, the trial in a special “fast track” court is still plodding along.
Take a recent day in the case.
The court was in session just two hours, as it is every day of the trial. Only one witness – out of nearly 100 called in the case – had time to testify.