Time to change the adjournment culture of the judiciaryThe hearing in the cases of the court is adjourned from time to time on one pretext or the other. The defendants resort to this tactic in order to delay the case and hence the justice. The cases in the court stay unresolved for a long period of time denying justice to the aggrieved party.
The Supreme Court in an order passed recently urged the courts not to grant adjournments in a routine manner. A court case asking for eviction of the premises and the payment of rent due to the landlord which was filed in 2013 is still pending due to repeated adjournments granted. The landlord is at a loss as neither the premises is vacated or rent due is paid. Justice MR Shah and AS Bopanna observed that the defendant is resorting to delaying tactics asking for repeated adjournments which the trial court was granting routinely. The observation is in the right direction and if implemented strictly, will help in delivering justice and reposing confidence in the judicial system.