That a suit filed in 1957 has rolled on for half-a-century (Sept. 4) has indeed shaken the people’s faith in the judiciary. The reasons for the delay in disposing of cases are vexatious litigation, cumbersome procedure, frequent adjournments on flimsy grounds, archaic laws and paucity of judges. Though the civil procedure code was amended to restrict frequent adjournments, the amendment remains only on paper. Simplification of laws, application of computers for speedy disposal of cases, and prompt appointment of judges are the need of the hour.

A.S. Farida,

Kancheepuram

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The delay in disposing of cases seems to occur due to overload. It can be minimised if some cases are set for final disposal at the district and State level repealing the right of appeal.

R. Ramachandra Rao,

Hyderabad