November 27, 2013 12:51:41 am
Describing allegation of sexual harassment against a retired Supreme Court judge as an aberration,Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam Tuesday said justice will be done in all respect by the panel set up to probe the matter.
Addressing lawyers on the Law Day function in the Supreme Court lawn,Justice Sathasivam asked the media to deal with the issue sensitively as any carefree remark may cause irreparable damage to the institution like judiciary. Reporting may be done considering the institution and not the individual by balancing equities. Every sensitive matter,therefore,needs to be dealt with more sensitivity,lest it should cause irreparable harm and has the tendency of not putting the clock back, he said.
Expressing concern over the backlog of pending cases,he said the recently held National Lok Adalat was a great success as it disposed of over 50 lakh cases and such event should be made an annual affair. Justice Sathasivam said he has written to all chief justices on July 29 to consider giving adequate representation in judiciary to all sections of the society,including SC,ST and women.
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