Pending court cases: Uttar Pradesh continues to top the list

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New Delhi, June 9: Uttar Pradesh continues to be the state where the most number of pending cases are reported. While in the year 2015 the number of pending cases in Uttar Pradesh was at 48 lakh, this year the figure is 51 lakh.

The data that has been released by the E-Committee of the Supreme Court reveals that the proportion of total pendency in Uttar Pradesh stands at 23 per cent.

UP tops list in pending court cases

Maharashtra comes second in this list with 29 lakh pending cases followed by Gujarat with 22.5 lakh. The over all statistics for the country reveal that the total number of pending cases is at 2 crore.

Pending cases statistics:
West Bengal has a proportion of pendency at 6 per cent with 13 lakh cases pending while in Bihar the statistics are the same.

The data has been released by the SC E-Committee barely a few months after Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur appealed to the government to fill up vacancies in the lower courts.

The data further reveals that out of the 2.18 crore cases that are pending nearly 22.5 lakh cases have not been decided in the past ten years.

Women litigants:
In Maharashtra, the number of cases pertaining to women litigants is the highest. In the state out of the total cases filed, 11,46,730 or 39 per cent of the cases are filed by women. Uttar Pradesh comes next on this list with 4,24,33 followed by West Bengal with 1,59,481.

In Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan the number of cases filed by women are 1,36,087 and 1,19,418.

In Maharashtra the number of civil cases filed by women is 3,68,480 while the criminal cases statistics is at 7,78,250. For Uttar Pradesh the civil and criminal cases filed by women stands at 1,87,625 and 2,36,708.

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