Unnecessary laws of British era will be repealed: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 4 (Agency) Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that unnecessary laws of the British era will be repealed completely. Addressing the valedictory session of a function organised on the completion of 150 years of Allahabad High Court Bar Association, Rijiju said that the obsolete laws of British era which are no longer required will be repealed completely. “Some laws of the British era which have no objective left now have been repealed in the past,” he said. Indicating towards the ongoing tussle between the Supreme Court and the central government, the Union Minister said that no one can threaten anyone. “The government and the court work in the interest of the public. We talk about the interest of the public and the court also works in public interest,” he said.

Advocating the use of Hindi, Rijiju said that work is being done to provide arguments and the orders of the Supreme Court in Hindi like High Court and lower court for the convenience of the public. He said that the Allahabad High Court has an old illustrious history and it has to be maintained. Expressing concern over the large number of cases pending in the courts he said that it should be avoided as sometimes the judges and the advocates are blamed for this. The Union Law Minister said that work is being done on several schemes which will reduce the burden on the courts. He pointed out that at present 4.90 crore cases are pending in different courts of the country. He said that during Covid the people had lost hope of justice, but the courts took the challenge. worked and everyone got justice regularly. “This gave a positive message in the country and the world as the number of cases were disposed of,” he said. Rijiju said that in countries like America a judge disposes off only one case in a day. “When we go to foreign countries and tell them that our Mumbai and Madras High Courts have disposed of 300 cases in a day, the people get surprised.

Then I tell them how hard the Indian judges work,” he said. He said that the allocation made in the Union Budget on the demand of the SC for an e-committee will take the Indian Judiciary to a new dimension. He said that e-courts are also successful to a large extent and no victim will be required to face problems due to travelling distance. The Union Minister said that arrangements are being made to dispose of pending cases, because if it is not done then the pendency will reach around 8 crore cases. “It is not a good sign for any democratic country if cases are not disposed of for a long time. It is also a matter of concern that a victim contesting a case does not understand the proceedings of the court,” he said. Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court Rajesh Bindal said that it is one of the biggest bar and the court. He termed former lawyers Kanhaiya Lal Mishra, Shanti Bhushan and Kesari Nath Tripathi, who has practiced in the HC as the source of inspiration.