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We can’t make judges work like machines, says law minister Rijiju on pending cases

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The Law Minister took part in the program ‘Indianisation of Legal System and Education’.
Kiren Rijiju commented on the pending cases in the court.
Kiren Rijiju said that when he became the minister, the pending cases were a little over 4.2 crore and now it has become 4.8 crore.

New Delhi. With the number of pending cases rising in the country’s courts, Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday advocated for striking a balance between reducing the burden on judges and addressing people’s struggles to get justice, and said that judges should be saved from machines. Can’t work like that. Rijiju said that the number of cases pending in different courts is around 4.8 crore. He was speaking at Delhi University’s conference ‘Indianization of Legal System and Education’. The two-day conference has been jointly organized by the Faculty of Law of the University and the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).

“On one hand we are talking about modern legal system, which is based on accountability, transparency and fairness and on the other hand we are saying that common people of our country are finding it difficult to get justice,” the minister said. He said, “When I took over as the Minister of Law and Justice (in 2021), the number of litigations pending in various courts in India was a little over 4.2 crore and in a span of one year, three months, it was 4.8 crore. going to cross.” The minister said, “On one hand our judges have been trying so hard to settle the cases and on the other hand how much common people are struggling to get justice.”

He said that we need to strike a balance. We cannot make judges work like machines. From the Supreme Court to the lower court, every judge in India is dealing with 50-60 cases. If the judge has to dispose of 50-60 cases then how can he deliver justice?’ The event was attended by Supreme Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh.

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