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The case of the missing judges

To service the legal needs of its people well, India needs 50 judges per million population; that future ideal, however, is distant

A file photo of the Supreme Court. Photo: MintPremium
A file photo of the Supreme Court. Photo: Mint

In an emotive and blunt speech on Sunday, Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur accused the current government of dragging its feet in filling judicial vacancies. He also made a larger point: to service the legal needs of its people well, India needs 50 judges per million population. Not only is that future ideal distant, the current deficit in judges is itself alarming.

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Published: 25 Apr 2016, 02:23 PM IST
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