NEW DELHI : To create awareness and advocate the cause of increasing inclusiveness in Indian Judiciary System, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party is planning to organize a nationwide campaign “Halla Bol, Darwaza Khol”. The launch of the campaign is scheduled to be held on 20th May’ 2018 from 2 PM to 3 PM.
This Campaign which is named as “Halla Bol, Darwaza Khol” is aimed at starting a sustained campaign at bringing about transformative change in Indian Judiciary to make it more inclusive and less opaque.
Discussing about the campaign, Party General Secretary Shri Madhaw Anand said ,” Indian judicial system is passing through testing times. While on one hand, there are challenges like huge pendency of cases, delay in delivery of justice, alleged lack of transparency; on the other hand, there is an immense scope for reforms which can position Indian judicial system as one of the best in the world”.
“Lack of inclusiveness in our judicial system raises concerns. The low representation of Economically backward Class, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Other Backward Classes, Women and other disadvantaged groups in Indian Judiciary leads to perceived lack of faith of these sections of the society in the judicial system which does not augur well for the institution” he added.
He further added that the collegiums system of Judge’s appointments needs revisiting.
The lack of adequate transparency especially in judicial appointments has been raised by prominent members of Judiciary too. Notable among them is Justice Chelameswar who had called for placing the assessment records in public for everyone to see.
It is worth noting here that in the absence of any provision for reservation in higher Judiciary, the proportion of judges from disadvantaged categories has been on the downward spiral.
As per the latest reports, women make up only 10.4% of entire judicial strength. Their number is just one in the Supreme Court. Similarly, Judges from SC, ST and OBCs make up just about 12% of the total strength at lower rungs of the court. This number is lower even in proportion of their population.