Activists walk inside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi December 11, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
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An appeal filed by four men sentenced to death for the fatal gang-rape of a student inside a moving bus in 2012 is to be fast-tracked, India's top court said Monday.The Supreme Court would sit beyond its working hours every Monday and Friday in order to expedite the last hearing into the appeal lodged by the men, who were found guilty of the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh in New Delhi.The court begun the final hearing in April, almost two years after staying their execution in the case.The court Monday also allowed the victim's parents to intervene in the case, a rare instance in the Indian legal system where victims or their families have virtually no say in the court procedures.
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