If there were only a 100 litigants in India, 84 of them would be men, and 15 women. Only 1 transgender citizen is found litigating. 80 Hindus, 10 Muslims, 5 Christians, and 5 from other religions.
The Access to Justice Survey Conference took place in India International Centre, New Delhi, on 23 April 2016. The conference was organised by DAKSH in collaboration with Centre for Constitutional Law, Policy and Governance at National Law University, Delhi.
For the last year, our work at Daksh has been data, data and some more data to do with the judiciary and its performance. We verify the data, we analyse it, and work towards creating technologies and interfaces to enable us to dig deeper into the judicial system and understand pendency.
It’s been a while since we’ve taken a close look at our ever-growing data, and we’re back with a small analysis of the Karnataka High Court.
In the Bible, when Moses and Aaron demand that the Pharoah free the Jewish people living in Egypt, Pharaoh not only refuses but imposes a cruel and perverse rule upon the Jewish workers: they must now meet their daily output of bricks without the daily supply of straw (a key binding agent for bricks) by the Egyptian rulers.
I read today that months and months after unsuccessful attempts by the ruling party in the Parliament to push the ordinance on the land acquisition act, the Prime Minister has announced that it will be dropped.
In the last few months at DAKSH we have been working with a lot of big numbers. We are collecting data on all ongoing cases from 10 High Courts in India. We already have details for over five lakh case records from these High Courts, and this data grows every day.
Earlier this year, the DAKSH team interviewed ex–Chief Justice of India, M.N. Venkatachaliah. A renowned luminary of the Indian courts, Justice Venkatachaliah is well known for his immense contributions to the field of law in India.
he launch of the Rule of Law Project and website by DAKSH at Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan on Saturday, 7 February, 2015, was a gathering of well-wishers, members from the legal community, researchers, and citizens concerned with governance.
There is a consensus in popular and expert opinion that the Indian judicial system is facing a crisis.