Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Oct 18 (UNI) Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan today said there was a need to have a family court in each district of the country for preservation of family system, which is the fandamental of Indian culture.
Speaking after the foundation laying ceremony of Lawyers' Chambers at Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court, he said the cases pertaining to family disputes were pending in large numbers with the courts.
Around 400 districts of the country had no family courts, he said.
Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was the chief guest, while Bombay HC Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar presided over the function.
All the present and retired HC judges were present on the occasion.
About Mr Deshmukh's request to start 'National School of Law' in Aurangabad, Mr Balakrishnan said ''the state government should take initiative and our cooperation will follow.'' UNI XR AB ATI KN2250