VISAKHAPATNAM: Some people, who have genuine reasons to solve their problems, are not approaching the court of law, observed Supreme Court Judge and Chairman of the Supreme Court Meditation and Conciliation Project Committee S.B. Sinha here on Saturday.
Superintendent of Police of a district in the State told the High Court in a PIL filed against his practice of disposing of cases that he was doing so because people were coming to him with their problems and he could not say no but this should not be the practice, Justice Mr. Sinha said while speaking at the inaugural session of an awareness programme and referral judges training programme on mediation. “We don’t talk about what is there for us in future and we are not addressing this important question,” he said.
The conflict, disputes and crime had not come down but where these cases were going? He asked and urged the judicial officers and advocates to make all efforts to see that justice delivery system was ensured.
Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh Anil Ramesh Dave observed that even though the courts were overburdened with cases people still trusted the courts and hence justice should be delivered to them as quickly as possible. Judge of AP High Court and Chairperson of AP State Legal Services Authority T. Meena Kumari, Judge of High Court and Chairman of High Court Legal Services Committee D.S.R. Varma and Judge of High Court and Portfolio Judge of Visakhapatnam district Ghulam Mohammed also spoke. Principle District Judge L.R.L. Nageswara Rao, Secretary of Lok Adalat D. Dharma Rao, Member H.V.S. Prasanna Kumar, Member-Secretary of State Legal Services Authority Reddappa Reddy, District Judge Nava Mohana Rao and others were present. Trained mediators Sheela Jayaprakash and Rathna Thara conducted the training sessions.