We'll consider demand for SC Bench in B'lore: Moily

We'll consider demand for SC Bench in B'lore: Moily

Law Minister to take up the issue with Chief Justice of India

Speaking after inaugurating the first anniversary celebration function of the High Court Circuit Bench here on Sunday, Moily responding to the demand of the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, stated that the demand for having the Supreme Court Bench at a place other than at its principal seat in New Delhi was in accordance with the policy of `faster and inclusive justice’ and he would consider the same seriously. He said since the demand involved a number of issues, it needed wider consultation with the Chief justice of India and other stake holders to take a decision.

On the demand for according permanent status to the two circuit benches of the State High Court Moily made it clear that as soon as the he receives the proposals in this regard from the High Court Chief Justice he would pursue the matter with the Supreme Court. Chief Justice P D Dinakaran speaking earlier has stated that he would soon send the proposals to the Centre.

Moily lauded the Yeddyurappa government for constituting a Law Commission headed by retired supreme court judge V S Malimath to thoroughly review the relevance of all the laws and legislations and suggest measures to make an improvement. He said the Centre was also keen on doing away with all the irrelevant laws. “Laws should be realistic, responsive an conflict resolute. All states should follow it for ensuring social, economic and political justice to poor and deprived,’’ Moily said


The other proposals made by the Union Law Minister include: Family Court in all districts with State and Centre sharing the cost equally; Extension of Fast Track Courts to other areas of disputes; establishment of 71 CBI courts to try the cases of corruption; filling of all the vacancies in high courts and achieving zero vacancy in two years; establishment of village courts; amendment to Industrial Disputes  Act to enable speedy disposal of labour cases.

Expressing his concern over the growing abuse and misuse of laws by the mighty people to exploit the poor Moily underlined the need for enacting Vexatious Litigation Prevention Act at the national level. Describing the misuse of laws as `legal atrocity’  Moily said that there was a dire need to combat the same effectively.

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