Law Courts In India / Pending Civil cases for more than 10yrs
I write with regret of functioning of the law courts in India. My family had been among the unfortunate to have a civil case because the verdict for closure of property cases are usually greater that 15-20 years. My grand mother had three children and she made a decree giving equal shares to all her three children. But because of greed, her eldest son refused to share the property and my mother file a case in Vellore Court . We have spent handsome money and valuable time for 15+ years and the end of this taunting time doesn’t seem near. I have lost my dad recently of a heart attack who spent most of his time pursing the lawyers and arranging for payments for deeds and other court fees etc. And I am very sure that this tiresome process has indeed contributed to his death.
I write this on the behalf of everyone who was unfortunate as us to go to the closed doors of law and wait for our plea to be answered. This property dispute has caused havoc in our family and has induced hatred and enmity within our extended family. If only this case was closed earlier it wouldn’t have caused so much pain. I wish that the lawyers don’t think of their own capital gains but think of the pain and misery it causes to the affected family.
I wish that the Supreme Court of India passes an order to close all the civil cases which are more the 5 years. I was happy when a now Ex. Chief Justice of India passed an order to close all civil cases that were more that 10 years but the lawyers went on strike and that order became history. Aren’t the citizens of India important? Don’t the lawyers work for the citizens. Isn’t it injustice to the citizens the order to close civil cases that were more than 10years old across India was revoked because of the strike by the Lawyers.
I wish justice is embedded within the justice system
P.S - I would not like to disclosure any information about the case file number due to the ongoing case.