Bhubaneswar, March 14: A two-day conference on the Fast Justice has been organised in Odisha capital to discuss how justice could be delivered without delay and within a time frame.
The event organised by Forum for Fast Justice and Odisha Society for Fast Justice began today at Jayadev Bhavan. This will focus on the long pending cases and how people will get justice in fast process.
Getting justice in Indian courts is a long process. People have to wait for years and years to get the verdict. If someone moves a lower court, he/she will get only dates and nothing else. In between the accused and victims also pass away waiting for the hearing.
There is a need for legal reforms to deliver fast justice to people in India. The Forum for Fast Justice, which has 18 branches in Odisha, will try to focus on the reforms, said Bhagwanji Rewani, chairman of the forum.
On the other hand, the shortage of the judges in the courts is another reason behind the delay in the cases. While 3 posts are lying vacant in the Supreme Court, 7 are in the Orissa high court. A total of 345 posts for the judges are vacant in various courts of the state, said Arun Kumar Mishra, former judge.
Till the date, over 4 crore cases are pending in the country. The number will rise to 12 crore by 2040.