New Delhi: Today, on Sunday 24th day of April, the India’s top Judge- T. S. Thakur while looking to be under a lot of pressure, broke down in front of Prime Minister- Narendra Modi, he was speaking at the inauguration of the Joint conference of the Chief Minister and Chief Justices of the High Courts, where the PM- Modi also was present.
The India’s judiciary being overburdened with the lots of pending litigation, and number of issues which it required to solve out speedily. The honourable Chief Justice of India- T. S. Thakur was seen most unpleased with the situation in India where judiciary is overworked and bemoaned that the faith of common man in Justice system is at an all- time low. As the Chief Justice- Thakur observed while speaking at the function, he said the cases are piling up and there are not enough judges for hearing such cases.
Moreover, the Chief Justice of India also found lamenting the “inaction” on the part of the Executive for increasing the number of judges in the countries courts, from current Twenty- One Thousands to Forty thousands. And as per the Chief Justice, the minimum number of judges to deal with the speeding increasing number of cases, is the big reason, and that is why the Judiciary as per him is unable to handle the “avalanche” of the litigation.
While speaking in the function he suddenly broke down and said that “…And therefore, it is not only in the name of a litigant or people languishing in jails but also in the name of development of the country, its progress that ‘I beseech you to rise to the occasion and realise that it is not enough to criticise.’ He also found stated that “You cannot shift the entire burden on the judiciary.”
He also pointed that since the year 1987, when the Law Commission had made recommendations for increasing the number of judges, “nothing has moved.” Even in the year 2002, the honourable Supreme Court of India also found supporting the said increasing in the number of judges.
While so, the Prime Minister- Narendra Modi found assuring him saying that his Government’s resolve in finding a solution jointly with the Judiciary.