Ansari calls for speedy trials, prompt justice

Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday called on the legal fraternity to ensure speedy trials and quick justice to those seeking it and ensure that pendency of cases is brought down.

Ansari was in the Uttar Pradesh capital to attend the ‘Sesquicentennial’ celebrations of the Allahabad High Court.

Citing the judicial system in the US, Ansari said both the sides in a case are given 30 minutes to present their side and this enables fast-tracking justice.

At the event, Governor Ram Naik said he was peeved at the fact that 89 of the 160 posts of judges in the Allahabad High Court were vacant.

Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud remembered B.R. Ambedkar and said delay in delivering justice was against the basic tenets of the Constitution.

The delays, he said, shook the belief of the common man in the judicial system.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav skipped the event citing a busy schedule. He was represented by his cabinet minister Ahmad Hasan.

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