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Poor people of the state deprived from fundamental rights : High Court Chief Justice
Jayanta K Das
Poor people of the state deprived from fundamental rights  : High Court Chief Justice
PHOTO : Cultural program to celebrate 2nd anniversary of Tripura High Court at Nazrul Kalashetra.Inset Chief Justice Deepak Gupta. TIWN Pic March 23

AGARTALA, March 23 (TIWN): “During the last two consecutive years the Tripura High Court (HC) disposed major number of cases while the figure came down heavily this month,” said High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta today. Adding to that Hon.Chief Justice Deepak Gupta said that during this two year a total of 2, 565 cases were disposed in the High Court while this month alone 135 cases were disposed. Earlier there were 6,700 cases remained pending and the figure has now come down to a total of 4000.High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta was delivering his speech during the second anniversary celebration of the Tripura High Court today at Agartala Nazrul Kalakhestra.Saying that the people of the state are still unaware about their legal rights and a large number of matters which should be coming to court are not brought to court Chief justice Deepak Gupta said, “Poor people of the state are still deprived from their fundamental rights.”

Besides, saying that a large number of cases were disposed here at the High Court since after it was set up during the year 2013, Gupta said that it was possible only due to the hard work of the judges, lawyers, judicial officers and other engaged to the work of the court. However, expressing pleasure over it Deepak Gupta said, “We are doing our best to ensure best service and better justice to the people of the state.”

He said at a time of establishment of the High Court, the pendency was about 6700 cases and now it has fallen to 4135. Besides, when the HC was established, the percentage of five year old cases was more than 30%. It had dropped to 6% in October, 2014, but has again risen to 10%, HC CJ Deepak Gupta said.

On the sideline of another issue, CJ Gupta said that the Agartala HC is one of the first HC in the country to start SMS based services whereby the litigants and the counsel are informed about the dates given in their cases by SMS. However this facility has now been extended to 57 courts out of the 64 courts in the state.

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