Over three million cases are pending in India's 21 high courts, and an astounding 26.3 million cases are pending in subordinate courts across the country. One of the reasons of the creation the huge backlog of the cases is that India is facing alarming shortage of judges. According to the Supreme Court of India, more than 1,500 high court and 23,000 subordinate court judges are needed to clear the backlog of civil and criminal cases. It seems that the murderers are able to execute their sinister plans faster than the courts can punish them at the end of the trial. Latest statistics released by the Supreme Court says that the state has sanctioned 2,181 judicial officers posts for the trial courts but 538 posts are lying vacant. About 5 million cases are pending in these courts. India accounts for 10.5 judges for every million persons. Even then all posts of judges are not filled and a large number of them are lying vacant. With 12 judges for a million of population even the situation of
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Justice delayed is justice denied. The law and justice are getting faraway for a common man. Alarmingly increase in number of cases, shortage of staff, llop holes in the legislations there rae so many reasons for this state of affair.