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CJI’s new mantra for timely Justice: Everyone must come in Queue, give priority to Civil Liberty Cases

January, 14, 2017:

CJI JS Khehar
CJI JS Khehar

We cannot fail the people’s legitimate expectations, said CJI Khehar.

With around 60,000 cases pending in the Apex Court, CJI JS Khehar firmly put in place a queue system for dispensation of  justice on Friday by simply rejecting the requests for out of turn hearings.

Heading a 2 judge bench, CJI Khehar took exception to advocates mentioning pension arrears, land acquisition and service related disputes for early hearing.

The bench said that it hurts us when lawyers mention these issues for an early hearing as civil liberty matters shouldn’t be pushed back  to give  out of turn hearing to such cases, everyone must come in a queue. People have faith in court as they expect equity from us.

The CJI said that they can’t fail the people’s legitimate expectations, while turning down most of the requests for early hearing but keeping eyes & ears open for the matters which require the Supreme Court’s urgent intervention.

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  1. In my case … At the Sessions court Mumbai, my Application for release of property from the MPID act is pending since 2005, Whereas Application received in October 2014 in same case for another property, is decided promptly and property released on 14/12/2015

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