Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju while speaking at the 76th Independence Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) said that it is easy for someone to be a spectator and say that judiciary should end pendency of cases in two years but those who feel the pinch will not make such remarks.
Judiciary should do that and this and how Judiciary should end pendency in 2 years. It is all easy to say unless you feel the pinch,“ he said.
The Law minister said that India has judges with workload like no where in the World.
The minister highlighted the importance of the role by Executives to enable the judiciary to perform its task.
“Executive has a larger responsibility and without the proactive role of the government, it is difficult for the judiciary to perform in isolation. I have a clear cut role to play as a bridge between the executive and judiciary,” he added.
The Union minister was speaking at the occasion of the 76th Independence Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) today.
The Chief guest of the event was Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana. The other important people who attended the program were CJI designate Justice UU Lalit, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
The Union Minister said that he feels sad and helpless when parliamentarians and common people on the street ask him why there is such a large pendency of cases and delay in delivery of justice.
He said “I am helpless as I respect judiciary. I can make statements taking advantage of my seat. But I dare not cross my lakshman rekha ever
“It is not that any organ is functioning less than the other. Judges here dispose of more than 40-50 case a day. No country in the world has judges with workload like ours,” he added.
He spoke that as the Amrit kal begins and India will complete 100 years of freedom in 2047, the three organs of the State -Judiciary, Legislature and Executive ,should work seamlessly to achieve their intended goals.
“There is nothing wrong in someone holding a constitutional post fighting for its independence. Some times you have to understand about the story on the other side of the fence.”
As the Nation celebrated its 75 years of Independence, the law minister also complemented the High Courts and the lower courts on their efforts.He also praised the efforts by courts on their efforts to celebrate the 75 years of Independence.
“Since the last three days, I am receiving many pictures from subordinate courts. They show how all courts have been beautifully decorated and this shows the Amrit Mahotsav has been taken seriously. I appreciate the High Courts and lower judiciary.”