According to the plea, the Apex Court being the custodian of the Constitution and should issue proper directions for implementation of the judicial charter in all the courts to decide the cases within 3 years and to break even and dispose of the backlog by 2023.
Due to weak and ineffective anti-corruption laws, India has never been ranked among top 50 countries in Corruption Perception Index because the Centre has not strengthened laws to weed-out the menace of corruption, which brazenly offends rule of law and individual's right to live with dignity.
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the states to take appropriate steps to weed out corruption, black money generation and benami transaction and to improve India’s ranking in the Corruption Perception Index.
The brutal torture-murder of the father-son duo, P Jayaraj and J Benicks, by the Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) police and subsequent arrest of some of the alleged perpetrators following a national outrage of protests has focused renewed attention on the latest report of the National Campaign Against Torture
Wrongful prosecution by the police, prison sentences by judges in a hurry or under duress from Executive bullying, incarceration without bail and pending trial are some of the horrors that continue to plague the overburdened and undernourished legal system in India