The centre has brought in an ordinance to fast track child rape trials in a time-bound manner and set up special courts to hear them. The Supreme Court also stepped in, asking high courts across the country to set up committees of judges to monitor and regulate the trials. But the numbers of cases pending before the justice system currently are staggering. Over 1 lakh cases of child sexual assault are pending. The wait for an outcome takes years, and conviction rates are abysmally low.