New Delhi, Sept 1: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said India’s judiciary is respected across the world as an upholder of justice for the defenceless.
While addressing the National Conference organised by the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association in the national capital, the President stated “Indian legal system is marked by long delays”.
“There is a backlog of 3.3 crore cases in various courts. Of these, 2.84 crore cases are in subordinate courts, 43 lakh in the High Courts & about 58,000 in the Supreme Court”, he added.
The Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra in his address asserted, “time has come that young lawyers without much tenure or practice are competently addressing the court.”.
As far as the law is concerned, if young lawyers aren’t allowed once they are technologically sound, the old should leave room for them”, he further said.