World`s most aggressive courts in India: Khurshid
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Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 18:19
New Delhi: India has the "most aggressive" courts in the world which sometimes raps the Government on its knuckles for mistakes, Law Minister Salman Khurshid said Friday against the backdrop of judiciary's pro-active role on some issues.

"I consider the three arms of the government to be in a cooperative mode. Sometimes, we do get rapped on the knuckles, not because someone is trying to snatch something away from us. We do make mistakes. We acknowledge and the court tells us what to do," Khurshid said.

He said the Executive and the Legislature "also sometimes, periodically in Parliament, send some messages to courts saying that we feel you have exceeded your brief and you have to be careful. But it's an ongoing dialogue of democracy."

Addressing the third Annual Legal Services Conference here, the Minister said that he believed that India has the "most aggressive courts in the world", but added that some people might want to disagree with his view on the issue.

Referring to the pendency of cases in various courts, he said Chief Justice of India Justice S H Kapadia was working towards finding a solution.

"The Chief Justice of our country is determined to address the issue of pendency of cases," he said adding that tools like National Pendency Grid will help show the number of cases pending and the number of court adjournments to deal with the problem.


First Published: Friday, September 30, 2011, 18:19

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