Thursday, February 21, 2008

An activist's grievance against Supreme Court - Is computer the villain?

Today, Manoj Mitta has referred in the Times of India to the activist, Teesta Setalvad's article in the Malayalam magazine, Mathrubhoomi, which led to the Chief Justice's outburst in the Court against her on February 19. Manoj found it difficult to appreciate the Chief Justice's unhappiness over her article, especially because she had only articulated her grievance as a consumer of justice. Manoj did not examine the adequacy of the CJI's explanation that the Bench could not be blamed for such delays, because the CJI claimed the cases are listed by the computer. I welcome the bloggers' views on whether computerisation could be cited as an excuse for judicial delays affecting the rights of the victims. The link to Setalvad's original article in English (which was translated into Malayalam by Mathrubhoomi) is here.
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