SC Of India to hear over 5,000 cases during summer recess

Sipreme Court Of India is going to hear over 5,000 cases during summer recess

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The Chief Justice of India asked the judges to consider sitting in courts for five days during vacation to clear at least 10 cases each day and bring down the pendency.

As Chief Justice JS Khehar urged judges across the country to work during vacations to reduce pendency, the Supreme Court judges are going to set an example for the high courts and subordinate court judges.
The apex court already has expressed readiness to hear a whopping and unprecedented 5,298 cases which figure in its notice for 'Advance Regular Hearing Matters List' for summer vacation of the court from May 5 to July 2. It was uploaded on the court's website on Saturday.

These are apart from the three constitution benches that will sit during the same time to hear grapple with complex issues such as the legality of triple talaq and the right to dignity of Muslim women, WhatsApp's implications on citizen's right to privacy and the vexed citizenship tangle in Assam.

Meanwhile, during the celebration of 150 years of the Allahabad High Court, the CJI raised the issue of pendency of cases in courts, including in the Supreme Court, and the shortage of judges, and said he was taking steps to reduce the burden on the judiciary.

The CJI asked the judges to consider sitting in courts for five days during vacation to clear at least 10 cases each day and bring down the pendency.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated the use of technology for speedy delivery of justice and assured Khehar that the government will make all efforts to back his resolve to reduce pendency of cases.

He also asked startups to come up with innovations that could aid the judicial system to dispose of cases expeditiously.

The government wants that the judicial system of our country makes full use of information and communication technology. This should be given priority, he said, noting, This can help save a lot of time and money.

Modi said, "I assure the chief justice that government will back his 'sankalp' (resolve) to bring down the burden on the judiciary and reduce pendency of cases".

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