World`s most aggressive courts in India: Khurshid

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.

PTI



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

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