Harish Narasappa

BIC Talks: Justice Frustrated

Harish Narasappa and Sarayu Natarajan explore the wide-ranging implications of judicial delays on Indian society, delve into why delayed justice is such a pernicious problem, and talk about how it can be addressed.

Court Vacations: Are They Justified?

How much of a vacation do our judges need? This question comes up fairly frequently these days, particularly when there is conversations about the delays in deciding cases and the pending 3crore cases in our courts.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Last week on this blog, I wrote about Justice Gautam Patel’s refreshing approach to adjournments and costs. Justice Patel’s order has now been overruled by a division bench of the Mumbai High Court, in an order dated March 7, 2018.

A Refreshing Approach to Tackling Repeated Adjournments

Justice Gautam Patel’s order dated 27 February 2018 in Ram Nagar Trust No. 1 v. Mehtab Sheikh imposing a cost of Rs. 1000 for each of the 450 days of delay in filing an affidavit, by the plaintiff, is an extremely important one in the context of the enormous delay that characterizes our judicial system.