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8382 Cases Pending In J&K HC For Over 10 Years

Wednesday, 12th March 2020

"SRINAGAR -There are 8382 cases which are pending in ex­cess of ten years before Jammu and Kashmir High court, offi­cial data revealed.

The High Court, which is working with less than its strengthened number of judg­es, also has 24392 cases pend­ing for last five to ten years and the number of cases await­ing adjudication for upto five years stands at 42830 as on ending February 2020, minis­ter of Law & justice, Commu­nications and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad stated in a written reply to a question by parliamentarian Dr. Kirodi Lal Meena.

The MBBS doctor-turned-politician from Rajasthan had sought details about the total number of civil and criminal cases pending in the Supreme Court and different High Courts of India.

Prasad said that as per the information provided by the Supreme Court, total 60,603 cases are pending in top court, out of which 49,088 are civil matters and 11,515 are of crim­inal nature as on March 3.

Regarding high court, the minister said as on ending February, 46.15 lakh cases are pending in 25 different high courts and 27.68 lakh are go­ing on for less than five years, 9.25 lakh for five to ten years and 8.97 lakh for more than a decade."

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