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Letter to BS: Pandemic has forced reforms in judicial system, other areas

When the average age of the judges is 50 plus, reluctance to pursue changes will surface

State of Indian Judiciary: Rising pendency of cases and workload of judges
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This refers to the column ‘Birth pangs of virtual courts’ (July 22). The pandemic has brought changes all across including the judicial system. Our judiciary is outdated due to several factors. The pandemic has only made the phenomenon worse. Piled up cases, outdated laws, lengthy legal proceedings and the lack of legal reforms are some of the things that demand immediate attention. 

Another impediment pertains to the mindset of the judiciary that finds it difficult to adapt to the changes. When the average age of the judges is 50 plus, reluctance to pursue changes will surface.

In a way, this country should

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First Published: Jul 23 2020 | 12:46 AM IST

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