The courts should also see to it that the cases are disposed of in a fixed frame time. They should not allow too many adjournments which is the ploy many lawyers use. The present Chief Justice is taking many decisions which will help in speeding up the proceedings in the court,
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Knowledge is power.
It means between 2016-2019, police arrested and booked 5922 under UAPA but only 132 (2.2%) accused were proven convicted and rest all accused were innocent and they were put behind bars for several years without any evidence. Does it not throw extra burden on judiciary to decide how many cases are based on evidence and how many cases are fake. I think some strict laws are required to arrest accused.
Many pending cases are there and how to sort out them quickly is a point discussed again and again. All the courts should be manned as required. If necessary, the courts can work in two shifts and see that the cases will be closed fast. The number of courts is to be increased as the number of cases is very high. Instead of posting more cases on a day and postponing all the cases, daily some cases should be completed and closed. Then we may see some decrease in the number of cases.
K Mohan @ Moga
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Even this challenging situation would ease
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The litigation where people are only on one side and then judiciary stands with people means the judiciary will always stand against the government. Can such a meaning be deducted from the statement?
So my feeling is that judiciary should not indulge in populism and leave that to the legislature and political parties. The aim and aspirations of people also will change over times. The judiciary should stand with the side of justice and truth and not with any pre-decided notion.
I think the CJ's statement has to be seen in its proper context and better not to adjudicate on that statement.
But certain ways of the judiciary, at all levels makes us doubt whether the judiciary is swayed by emotions and pre-conceived notions. If that doubt is real, then it is not a good portend.
Present day cases are not presented or dealt as what we have read in stories of justice dispensation by earlier time Kings or like how Vikramaditya dealt with cases. So people defending their own cases will not be practical in most cases. The Panchayat system which was practiced in the country earlier was such a system.
The present judiciary includes the Bar and the Bench. One alone cannot be held responsible nor one alone be given credit too. As ultimately both are also by people, the changes in people gets reflected in them also. But both should be able to overcome all negative temptations and for real justice dispensation.
In present day the ' Lok Adalat' is one practical step to simplify the present complicated and winding legal procedures. The Bar, the Bench and the Govt -all are responsible and accountable for the glut n number o cases and if something good can be claimed, that also should be take collectively.