Backlog of cases can’t be roaring tiger before judiciary: CJI
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-27

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Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra today said pending cases cannot be a “roaring tiger” before the judiciary and held that the backlog problem will be tackled if the bar and the bench worked together. The CJI asked the bar body and the lawyers to assure him that they would not seek unnecessary adjournments in cases, stressing that it was a way to resolve the backlog problem. “Let us promise each other that we shall collectively march ahead to reduce pendency. Pendency cannot be a roaring tiger before us. We will be able to tackle it if we work together,” the CJI said while speaking at a function here organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association to celebrate Constitution Day.

The people, he said, must pledge to defend the dream and vision of the Constitution .“We cannot permit … anyone and I mean anyone who harbours the notion of denigrating the dignity of the institution at his whims and fancy,”

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Speaking on the issue of pending cases, he said rotational benches of the high courts across the country were functioning on Saturdays and were taking up criminal appeals which were around 10 years old. “I must tell you in last one and a half months, all the high courts combined have disposed of around 1100 appeals and the credit goes to the judges and the members of the bar. In the Supreme Court in last two months, we have brought down pendecy by more than 3,200 cases,”


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