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Let SC deal with only specialised subjects: N Santosh Hegde

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The should be the last court only for specialised subjects like interpretation of the Constitution, and not for every litigation, retired SC N has said.

"(SC) should not be the last court for every litigation; it should be the last court only for some specialised subjects like interpretation of the Constitution like the American Supreme Court," the former of told

"Let the and other courts deal with it (other subjects); let the matter stop (at HC and other courts; let it not go to SC)", the former Lokayukta suggested.

High Courts also, he advocated, should be a little more careful and reduce the number of intake (of cases).

"All matters should not be taken up as a matter of routine; there should not be right on every citizen to have a hearing by the or Supreme Court," said.

It would be easier for the if it was made a "constitution court" or "some such thing", he said, noting that today every matter which starts in the first court goes to the

Hegde, who had also served as of Karnataka, noted that the has become a sought-after and well-paid one over the years from once being a "last resort of an unemployed graduate."

When he joined the law course, it was a last resort of an unemployed graduate, the 78-year-old said. But today, it's the most sought following the advent of the five-year course and National in different parts of

"It's really, really a well-paid profession", he said, adding, have multiple career choices, including positions such as company law secretary and law director.

"During my time I only have to practise or keep quiet. Now, it's not like that. So many are there; today law is a very sought-after profession and also it's well-paid profession," added.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 12:55 IST