It is getting difficult to sustain people’s hope in the Justice dispensation system, CJI.
Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur did not waste time in regretting today that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not make any mention of the issue of ‘Justice and Judges vacancies’ during his Independence Day Red Fort speech.
Speaking with Media persons, CJI said: “We just heard our very popular Prime Minister’s speech for one-and-a-half hours.”
He remarked that he was hoping that PM will make some reference to the issue of Justice and appointment of Judges.
He said even during British rule, all the cases were decided within 10 years but now even that is not happening.
Now, the sheer number of pending cases have mounted to such an extent, that it is getting difficult to sustain people’s hope in the Justice dispensation system.
CJI Thakur had earlier highlighted about the mismatch between the numbers of pending cases and strength of judges in the country.
He had criticized the Government’s “inaction” on recommendation made by the Law Commission of India in 1987 to increase the judge-civilian ratio to 10 judges per 10 lakh people from the 10 judges per 50 lakh people.
Justice Thakur added that despite his repeated requests the Government is paying no attention to this issue.
Earlier Chief Justice Thakur had also made an emotional appeal at a Vigyan Bhawan Conference last April in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the rising burden of judges due to vacancies and pendency.
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