Supreme Court Creating Burden By Hearing Bail Applications & Frivolous PILs: Kiren Rijiju In Rajya Sabha
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday while speaking at the Rajya Sabha that if the Supreme Court starts hearing bail applications and frivolous PILs, it will create a burden upon the Court, as it is a Constitutional Court.
He said that the Judiciary must ensure that the deserving people must get justice and the unnecessary burden shall also be taken care of. The minister also threw light upon the importance of the quick delivery of justice.
"If Supreme Court of India starts hearing bail applications, if Supreme Court of India starts hearing all frivolous PILs, definitely it will cause lots of extra burden on the Honourable Court itself, because Supreme Court by and large is treated as a Constitutional Court."
The Minister spoke before passing of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill in the upper house. It will be called as India International Arbitration Centre, post amendment.
On the question raised by the members regarding the pendency of cases and how much input the Courts are giving, the Minister responded by stating that the Supreme Court has close to 70,000 cases pending and that he has appealed to the Court to take up those cases which are relevant and appropriate to take up.
The Minister also took note of the issue being requested by the members to change the names of the High Courts named after cities.
He noted, "There are some High Courts which are named after cities, there are some High Courts which are named after the State. So, there are variations and I will definitely have a discussion with the honourable judges."
While pointing out that more than 4.25 crore cases were pending in the lower courts, the law minister said that we have to ask the judiciary to ensure that deserving people are given justice and that unnecessary burdens are also taken care of.
He said that the government will do everything to ensure that pendency of cases is reduced.
The Minister also observed that under the leadership of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the proactive support to the judiciary is very well known.