There are 7.5 lakh cases which are pending in various courts in Uttar Pradesh for over ten years and instructions have been given that these be reviewed expeditiously, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. The Union Law and Justice minister said that the Centre is of the view that cases pending for over 10 years must be immediately disposed off. “The UP chief minister has taken a big decision in this regard. There are 7.5 lakh cases in UP which are pending for 10 years. Instructions have been given to review all these cases expeditiously,” he said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials that if the delay is due to the government or police, then it should be rectified, he added. Adityanath was present at the event where Prasad made these comments. “Pro-activeness has to be shown is disposal of these pending cases. Instructions have been given to all the ministers that cases, in which the UP government is a party, the hearing must be expedited. Cases which can be wrapped up, should be wrapped up, to reduce the number,” Prasad said.
He said the youth of UP have evinced interest in IT and added that ‘Digital India’ will not be successful, until and unless it is successful in the state. “A state where crime and mining mafia used to operate (in the past), the (new) CM’s concern for water and IT is indeed praiseworthy,” he said.
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The minister informed that western UP will soon become a hub for manufacturing of electronics. To a question related to a reported argument made by Congress leader Kapil Sibal drawing an analogy between triple talaq and the Ram temple, Prasad said, “What does he mean to say. He (Sibal) has filed an affidavit in the court which states that triple talaq is a sin. His statement is unfortunate and I condemn it.”
Earlier at the event, Adityanath said that the “UP government will extend all possible help to enhance legal facilities in the state. If the administration is more effective, then many court cases can be avoided. The poor will not be forced to make repeated rounds of the court”.