BJP to mobilise services of retired judges: Jain

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 18:38

Chandigarh: The BJP has decided to mobilise
the services of retired judges for party activities, a senior
party leader said here today.

The BJP will set up legal cells in courts and involve
retired judges in party activities, national convener of its
legal cell and former MP Satya Pal Jain told reporters here.

Hailing the Centre`s proposed move to raise the
retirement age of judges from 62 to 65, he said it was a
welcome development.

However, he said to reduce the huge pendency of cases in
courts across the country, the number of judges needs to be
raised by one and a half times their current strength.

Jain said the Prime Minister should convene a meeting of
Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir to
amicably resolve long pending issues, including sharing of
river waters and industrial packages to hill states.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 18:38

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