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Litigants of far-flung areas must have easy access to justice, says Yogi Adityanath

The UP chief minister was speaking at the closing ceremony of Allahabad high court’s 150th year celebrations.

lucknow Updated: Apr 03, 2017 00:34 IST
Jitendra Sarin
Jitendra Sarin
Allahabad, Hindustan Times
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Photo)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the problems that the litigants of far flung areas of the state faced should be mitigated.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of Allahabad high court’s 150th year celebrations, he said, “UP is a big state. I would make a proposal to ensure that people from far flung areas of UP get easy access to justice.”

The chief minister also said the Allahabad high court was the biggest high court of the country which dispensed justice to 1/6th population of the country.

“At present, around 9.3 lakh cases are pending in the Allahabad high court. However, I am happy to know that the court has taken initiative to reduce pendency not only at its own level but also at the district court level,” Yogi said.

On the Indian legal system, the CM said, “No one is above the law. Even a ruler has to work under the law. Law evolves and changes with time as per the need of the changing society.”

He also praised contribution of Indian sages and philosophers to the legal system of India. The CM added that laws framed by our sages in the past were relevant even today. He said chapters of Mahabharata on law and legal system were still relevant.

The chief minister said the state government will support speedy disposal of cases related to children, women and the poor and will also initiate necessary steps in this regard.

First Published: Apr 03, 2017 00:31 IST

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