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Human approach by Bar, judicial officers can check case pendency

Written by: Staff

Udupi, Oct 28 (UNI) Karnataka High Court judge Mr Justice Ram Mohan Reddy today opined that applying persuasive common sense and human approach to a problem by members of the Bar and judicial officers could bring down the huge number of pending cases in various courts.

Presiding over a function, got up to celebrate the golden jubilee of the High Court, felicitate senior advocates of Udupi district and 'Bruhat Lok Adalat' here, he called upon the judiciary and the Bar to avoid seeking adjournment of cases and try to bring resolutions satisfying both the parties. The junior advocates should act as a mediator between the parties, he added.

Mr Justice Reddy said alternative dispute resolution system and Lok Adalat have drastically cut the pending number of cases.

According to 2005 statistics, over 2.6 crore cases were pending in various courts in the country, he rued.

He stressed the need for evolving case management system in courts and the Bar to actively cooperate with the judiciary by stopping the malady of seeking adjournment of cases. Besides, frivolous cases should not be entertained, he added.

State Medical Education Minister Dr V S Acharya, who also spoke, said the Finance ministry had issued orders for release of Rs 90 lakhs for taking up the second phase of work of the Udupi court complex building.

Six senior advocates who had served for over five decades in the district were honoured on the occasion.


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