From our Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, June 28: Creating a separate bench of the Supreme Court and having independent high courts in the seven-sister States are the ways to provide justice to the people of the region, observed the general secretary of the All India legal Aid Forum, Joydeep Mukherjee.
Addressing newsmen in Shillong on Thursday, Mukherjee out rightly said that the absence of Supreme Court circuit in the region and high courts in the respective states has greatly affected those people who want justice.
“Many of the victims are the downtrodden and from the illiterate section of the society,” stated Mukherjee, adding, “These victims are those who cannot afford to go to the High Court located in Guwhati or the Supreme Court in New Delhi”.
Stating that hardly 20 per cent of the litigants go to the High Court or Supreme Court for redressal, the All India Legal Aid general secretary was apt in saying, “Money factor compounded the ignorance and poverty prevented them from fighting for the right cause”.
Demanding that the Union Law Ministry should create a separate bench of the Supreme Court in the four zones of the Country, as well as the creation of high courts in each and every state of the North-Eastern region, Mukherjee said that the North-Eastern states with 20 crore population has only one High court.