Judicial delays and the need for intervention at the district level
A geographical mapping of cases pending for over 10 years in India throws up a pattern that requires a well focused response
Recently, Bihar’s Bhojpur district court was in the news. It delivered a judgement on a land dispute case filed 108 years ago, making it one of the oldest cases in the country. The case was filed in 1914, the year that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa!