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More courts needed to clear backlog: Justice Chandra Kumar

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More courts needed to clear backlog: Justice Chandra Kumar.There was an urgent need to expand and increase the number of courts in order to expedite disposal of pending cases, suggested High Court retired judge B Chandrakumar.

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Warangal: There was an urgent need to expand and increase the number of courts in order to expedite disposal of pending cases, suggested High Court retired judge B Chandrakumar.He wanted the governments to initiate immediate measures in that direction. Drawing parallels between the Indian and foreign judicial system, he pointed out that on an average 100 cases would be resolved per month in foreign countries.

High Court retired judge Justice B Chandra Kumar speaking at a  seminar in Hanamkonda on Sunday

In India it takes longer time to resolve the cases. A court in the country would receive about 1,000 cases for hearing in a month. This has been leading to delay in the disposal of the cases. Hence the governments in the State and at the Centre should consider expanding the courts, he said.

He addressed a gathering at the inaugural of a two-day national seminar on ‘Good governance and human rights: Issues and Challenges’ at University Arts College in Hanamkonda on Sunday.Delivering the keynote address, Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy director Mangari Rajender lamented that due to delay in punishing those involved in corruption and financial misappropriations the faith in courts was declining among public.

Though the judiciary in the country was based on a strong foundation at the ground level, dispensation of justice was not affective. Justice to all could be ensured in the society only when economic disparities among the people were eradicated, he suggested. Kakatiya University Registrar Prof. M V Ranga Rao stated that good governance could be achieved only when the elected government acts with accountability.

To be effective, the governments should understand their responsibility towards the public, he added. The seminar director and KU Law College principal Vijay Chander, faculty members Vimala Devi, M Srinivas, Vijay Kumar and others were present.

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