The Indian legal system is notorious for its tardy pace. The one common idea that threads through our country is that an entanglement with the legal system should be avoided at all costs if possible. The statistics themselves are mind numbingly depressing. It is estimated that almost 27 million cases are pending in the courts of India and an estimated 90 million Indians are awaiting justice through the legal system. It is further estimated that more than 70,000 Judges are needed to clear the backlog of cases and if something is not done decisively and quickly, it may take up to 320 years to clear the millions of cases that are pending. Every category of litigation has seen a gigantic increase in numbers with divorce rates alone having jumped 200 to 300 percent across different states over the last ten years. Current national and state wise statistics show that criminal cases largely outnumber civil cases. With the system tethering at its ends to meet the cause of justice, it is no surprise that cases get delayed to the extent that oftentimes litigants are dead before a final order is passed!
Under these circumstances, it would seem more judicious to avoid getting quagmired in fighting legal battles but the fact of the matter is, that even now, the Courts of India are the last bastion of hope for the vulnerable, disenfranchised and persecuted. People still say “I will see you in Court” with certainity that shows hope that at least the legal system will deliver them the justice that society has been unable to. In order for a systemic change to happen, we need better prepared lawyers and litigants. The Judiciary must also lay down strict pre requisites for cases to be admitted in court so that the grain and chaff may be separated and what eventually gets to court is a succinct document that can be understood and processed easily for dispensation of justice.
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