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Supreme Court should not hear bail applications and frivolous Public Interest Litigation: Kiren Rijiju

The Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that Supreme Court of India being a Constitutional Court should not hear bail applications and frivolous Public Interest Litigation (PILs).

Rijiju was speaking in the Upper house of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)before the passing of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, after which the centre will be renamedas the India International Arbitration Centre.

The discussion although was on the Billthe law Minister addressed few queries raised by members.

talking about the pendency in judiciary Rijiju underlined that there are close to 70000 cases that remain pending in the Supreme Court.

The minister added that he has appealed to the court, to take up those cases which are relevant and which are appropriate to take up.

The Law Minister said that if Supreme Court of India starts hearing bail applications, and all frivolous PILs, it will add extra burden on the Honourable Court as a Constitutional court.

He further, underlined that more than 4.25 crore cases are pending in lower courts in India, he requested the judiciary to ensure that deserving people are given justice.

Rijiju also addressed requests by Members of Parliament (MPs) for changing the names of High Courts named after cities and said that there are some High Courts which are named after cities, few that are named after the State. So, there are variations and he will definitely have a discussion with the honourable judges.”

Rijiju also said that claimed that under the leadership of Modi-ji, the budgetary allocation, the proactive support to judiciary, is very well known and as of today, no court in India can say that they are wanting the support of the Government of India, especially for infrastructure

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