59,526 Cases Pending In JK Courts

JAMMU: J&K Government on Tuesday said that more than 2 lakh cases, both civil and criminal, are pending in various district and high court wings of Jammu and Kashmir.

Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq Khan today informed the Upper House of J&K Legislature in response to a question of Congress MLC Ghulam Nabi Monga.

He said that 59,526 cases are pending in the high court and 1, 43292 cases are yet to be decided in the subordinate courts.

According to the government, of the above mentioned cases, 54060 civil and 5466 criminal cases are in the High Court while 49006 civil and 94286 criminal cases are in the subordinate courts.

The government has further said that a proposal for creation and establishment of eight fast track courts of the rank of District and Session Judge and 10 fast track courts of the rank of the civil judge senior division for trial cases related to women is under it’s “active” consideration.

Government accepted that it is short of 7 judges in the high court. Against the sanctioned strength of 17 judges, high court has 10 judges in place.

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