Supreme Court remarks reflect exasperation, evoke reaction from experts

The recent remarks reflecting helplessness that the apex court orders are not being followed have met with legal experts expressing varied views.

Published: 05th March 2017 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2017 12:58 AM   |  A+A-

File Photo of the Supreme Court premises. | PTI

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Experts have expressed mixed reactions to the exasperation of the Supreme Court for being burdened with a huge backlog of cases amid a steady rise in litigation.

The recent remarks reflecting helplessness that the apex court orders are not being followed have met with legal experts expressing varied views.

The observations like "Nobody listens to our orders" and "why is there a mistrust", coupled with comments like "citizens and the executive of this country have to accept and obey orders of the Supreme Court," are being discussed within the legal fraternity.

A section of legal experts maintain that the judges should not shy away from giving unambiguous directions. "All cases are not judicially manageable," said senior advocate K T S Tulsi. He added that it does not in any way come in the way of the apex court in giving directions.

Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand, however, said that the issue was not about defying orders, but the apex court has to take into account the time needed for implementation of the orders by the competent authorities, which follow a defined process.

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