16 July 2010

Litigation pendency - can justice and law please get in queue

Bar and Bench has a piece on the pendency of cases in Indian courts. As can be expected, it portrays a frightening picture with Uttar Pradesh alone showing pendency of over 6 million cases. Besides the obvious solutions of more judges and fast tract/mobile courts, the real problem lies with reducing the work introduced by the biggest litigant of them all - the Government of India. There has to be introspection within the central and state governments to reduce the often unnecessary cases instituted by or against them. It is estimated that the government is a part of 50% of all litigations in the country.

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