SUPREME COURT

ALL COURTS SHOULD FUNCTION AT LEAST 6 HOURS PER DAY AND 225 DAYS PER YEAR: PETITION FILED BEFORE SUPREME COURT

A Petition has been filed before the Supreme Court demanding that Court vacations be cut short in order to reduce the ever-mounting pendency of cases. Mr. Upadhyay alleges a violation of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India with denial of the right to speedy trial due to the huge pendency of cases. The Petition highlights the magnitude of the problem by placing before the Court statistics on the level of pendency. It submits that as on 1 January 2016, there existed a total of 3,11,61,724 cases pending before the courts in the country and contends that the Indian Judiciary would take 320 years to clear the backlog of about 31.28 million cases pending in various courts in India.