Indian Judicial system in a crisis mode!
Friday, December 02, 2016
This refers to your thought-provoking editorial 'Vacancies for 500 Judges in HC' (Afternoon D&C – November 28). It is comprehensible that the respected Chief Justice of India has been waiting for speedy appointment of judges required for thwarting setbacks in justice delivery. Shortage of judges may be one reason for pending of cases. Increase in the number of judges is long overdue. Successive governments have failed in this regard. The sense of frustration palpable in the appeal by the Chief Justice is entirely understandable. No doubt, a large number of pending cases is not only because of lack of judicial strength alone. There are number of other reasons including deliberate delay tactics adopted by a section of lawyers that hindered speedy trial process, especially in lower courts. It is not a one man's show to put the judiciary on the right track. The executive and judiciary the two important pillars of nation have to work collectively to address the problem of timely delivery of justice to the citizens.
— Vinod C. Dixit, Ahmedabad