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Jul 22, 2019
Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provisionArticle 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.
Nov 14, 2018
Remedy to pendency problem will help expedite disposal of cases and speedy justice to peopleThe pendency of cases in Indian courts is the biggest factor accounting to the slow and languishing pace of the case.
Sep 10, 2018
Indian judiciary must be proactive to ensure women’s participation in legal process; diversity in decision-making reaps better resultsThe Supreme Court of India has had only eight women as judges since its inception, including Justice Indira Banerjee.
Jun 29, 2018
Karachi Bar Association spars with Chief Justice of Pakistan, passes resolution against Saqib Nisar for 'behaving like an SHO'The stalemate between The Karachi Bar Association and the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar has intensified as the bar association has passed a resolution against Nisar.
May 13, 2018
SC expresses concerns about overcrowding in prisons, asks high courts to look into such 'violation of human rights'The Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150 percent of the capacity
Feb 24, 2018
Supreme Court collegium recommends names of 37 additional high court judges for appointmentThe Supreme Court collegium on Friday made public the names of 37 additional high court judges it has recommended for appointment as permanent judges.
Feb 12, 2018
Ad hoc judicial appointments affecting economy even as India's high courts lack 37% of required judgesHigh courts nationwide are 37 percent short of judges, and ad hoc appointments–not posting judges to courts that need them most–are worsening delays and affecting India’s economy, according to our analysis of data released by the department of justice.
Dec 14, 2017
SC nod to setting up of 12 fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of ParliamentThe Supreme Court on Thursday gave its go-ahead to set up 12 special fast-track courts to try 1,581 criminal cases against members of Parliament and state assemblies and directed that these courts become operational by 1 March, 2018.
Dec 10, 2017
Around six lakh cases pending for a decade or more in various high courts; Bombay HC leads tally, reveals dataNearly six lakh cases are pending for a decade or more in various high courts and the Bombay High Court leads the tally with over one lakh litigations
Dec 07, 2017
SC promotes 25 additional high court judges to permanent judgeships, elevates 19 lawyers to the bench at 3 HCsSC collegium has recommended the appointment of 25 additional judges as permanent judges in 5 high courts and elevated 19 lawyers as judges in three high courts.