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“JUSTICE DELAYED” SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC INTEREST “JUSTICE SHOULD NOT BE LIMITED TO ONLY PETITIONER” STRENGTHENING PIL IS VERY IMPORTANT

 
 
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“JUSTICE DELAYED” SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC INTEREST “JUSTICE SHOULD NOT BE LIMITED TO ONLY PETITIONER” STRENGTHENING PIL IS VERY IMPORTANT
by System Administrator - Saturday, 7 April 2018, 5:31 PM
 

By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Reportedly as of Friday morning, 1,006 judges in Karnataka's courts are saddled with 16.3 lakh pending cases, making it possibly the worst in southern India on this count. Of these, 2.2 lakh are pending in the high court, 36,000 cases have been pending for 10 years or more, and over 20% are cases filed by seniors and women. Few activists said the large number of pending cases often destroys lives. Some litigants have gone bankrupt fighting civil cases,Justice should prevail in the country Justice for all is the need of the hour .Poor people may not come to questioning government action .while one petitioner come a challenge it before high court and he gets justice and courts limits its order topetitioner .In such cases I feel injustice happens to other persons who are not petitioners stands on same equity . Public Interest in such cases need to be protected .Justice for all is the need of the hour.This matter needs debates in the judicial circles as court cannot do injustice to others who have not approached the court because of tier economic problems. Reportedly in India, the Supreme Court took the lead by allowing volunteer social activists- to request the interests of the poor in judicial proceedings by expanding the doctrine of the locus standi in filling the petition and creating epistolary jurisdiction that enabled to treat a letter written on behalf of a disadvantaged person as a petition and examine the merits of the grievances.In India judicial activism was made possible by PIL (Public Interest Litigation). It has in a way democratized the judicial process. Furthermore, the PIL has contributed to the rise of a form of a judicial scrutiny of each and every governmental institution ranging from hospitals, prisons, manufacturing units covering issues of health, environment, safety, security, privacy and welfare etc.Its credit goes to the justice P. N. Bhagwati who has introduced the tradition of hearing on PIL even on a post card. Justice Bhagwati clearly stated, 'The supreme court has adopted a pro active approach for the last two years. Particularly, having regards to the peculiar socio-economic conditions prevailing in the country'. Thus, judicial activism is developed in each and every aspect of life, including social, economic, political, religious, educational etc. Undoubtedly, it has strengthened the faith of masses in the judiciary of the country.