Supreme Court forms special bench to deal with social issues

In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court has set up a special Social Justice Bench to hear social issues related to women, children and the underprivileged.

ANI| Updated: Dec 04, 2014, 11:24 AM IST

New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court has set up a special Social Justice Bench to hear social issues related to women, children and the underprivileged.

The newly constituted bench, comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit, will assemble every Friday at 2 pm from December 12.

Many cases related to social justice are pending in the courts since several years.

Chief Justice HL Dattu was reportedly of the view that these cases shall be given a specialised approach for their early disposal so that the masses will realize the fruits of the rights provided to them by the Constitution.