NEW DELHI: “Luxurious litigation” has contributed towards the increasing pendency of cases, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said on Saturday. He rejected claims that the judiciary would be unable to cope with the projected pendency of 45 million cases in the country as “overstatement” and “uncharitable analysis”.
The CJI said there are “a specific type of litigations wherein parties with resources attempt to frustrate the judicial process and delay it by filing numerous proceedings across the judicial system. Undeniably, the prevailing pandemic has also contributed to our woes.”
Chief Justice N.V. Ramana was speaking at the India - Singapore Mediation Summit 2021, organised by Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), in strategic partnership with CAMP Mediation, and Mediation Mantras.