The Supreme Court today said that steps were being taken to make judicial appointments and fill up the vacancies in the higher judiciary.
On July 2 also, the apex court, while hearing a petition filed by the Madras Bar Association, had made similar observations saying that "some progress" has been made in relation to judicial appointments.
The bar body had also sought filling up of vacancies in other high courts and in the apex court.
The plea said that due to non-appointment of judges, the fundamental rights of speedy justice, equality and life and personal liberty of the citizens, were being violated.
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