I am deeply hurt by the way justice is being delivered at Gurgaon’s Lok Adalat. Huge pileup of cases is causing great inconvenience to the public and the justice system.
Higher courts like Punjab and Haryana High Court should take note of it and should set up more courts in the city.
The city has seen a multi-dimensional growth in the last decade.
Now, the city has a population of over 20 lakh. The city houses many multinational companies and prestigious organisations.
It is one of the emerging global cities of the country. Every day hundreds of new cases are being registered creating too much burden on courts. There is a huge pileup of cases and this delays the delivery of justice.
There should be more Lok Adalats to cater to the need of burgeoning population and experienced judges should be appointed. Gurgaon earlier had two Lok Adalats but one was shut a few years ago. This creates huge pressure on the judges of the remaining Lok Adalat as cases pile up.
There has been a demand to set up more Lok Adalats in the Millennium City and I again appeal to the high court to take note of this and do the needful. People are forced to go to Chandigarh (where high court is located) to get justice.
If more courts are set up and experienced judges are appointed it would go a long way in effective delivery of justice.
(The writer is the former additional district and sessions judge, Gurgaon and a resident of Sector 14)