Chief Justice of India T S Thakur, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, Saturday said that the real challenge before the judiciary was to address chronic cases that are pending in courts. He said disposing of smaller cases was like “cleaning the house of garbage littered around”.
“The real challenge lies in addressing chronic cases which remain festering in the courts,” he said. He also expressed optimism that with the judicial fraternity being conscious of the rising number of cases, the challenges will be overcome.
“There is an ever-increasing number of cases in courts. But then, the fact that you are conscious of it, and you are sensitive to it, and you are gearing for it, is what is encouraging. So, we will overcome all the challenges and difficulties that may otherwise exist,” he said.
Justice Thakur inaugurated a new auditorium on the premises of the Gujarat High Court on Friday. On Saturday, inaugurating a state-level conference of judicial officers at the same venue, he said that such state-of-the-art facility given by the government must be utilised fully since the government spares money for such facilities by, to an extent, neglecting the pressing demands of basic facilities for the poor.