CJI should discuss culture of ex-party stay-orders

Kashmir Times. Dated: 11/6/2018 12:09:37 AM

Dear Editor,
Biggest weakness of our justice-delivery-system is liberal ex-party stay-orders followed by frequent adjournments in courts which the main and foremost reason of ever-increasing huge pendency of cases in courts resulting in justifying the proverb Justice-Delayed-Is-Justice Denied.
This is despite the fact that several Division Benches of Supreme Court have including the one comprising of Justices RV Ravindran and JM Panchal in January 2009 observed and rightly too of the bitter reality that at times those having taken ex-party stay-orders seeking frequent adjournments ultimately lose the cases. Even the then Vice President Hamid Ansari once also desired liberal adjournments in courts need to be taken seriously by the judiciary for reforms within. Supreme Court also in the case Shiv Cotex vs Tirgun Auto observed that it is sad, but true, that the litigants seek and the courts grant adjournments at the drop of the hat further adding that adjournments have grown like cancer corroding the entire body of the justice delivery system.
—Madhu Agrawal,
1775 Kucha Lattushah
Dariba, Chandni Chowk Delhi



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