Social Justice Bench in apex court of India to deal with matters relating to society and its members

                                                            

                                                  SUPREME COURT OF INDIA 
The Constitution of India in its Preamble has assured the people a
three dimensional justice including social justice. Under the domain of ‘social
justice’, several cases highlighting social issues are included. To mention
summarily, about the release of surplus food grains lying in stocks for the use of
people living in the drought affected areas; to frame a fresh scheme for public
distribution of food grains; to take steps to prevent untimely death of the women
and children for want of nutritious food; providing hygienic mid-day meal
besides issues relating to children; to provide night shelter to destitute and
homeless; to provide medical facilities to all the citizen irrespective of their
economic conditions; to provide hygienic drinking water; to provide safety and
secured living conditions for the fair gender who are forced into prostitution,
etc., these are some of the areas where the constitutional mechanism has to play
a proactive role in order to meet the goals of the Constitution.
In Supreme Court several cases relating to the domain of ‘social
justice’ are pending for several years. Hon’ble the Chief Justice of India is of
the view that these cases shall be given a specialized approach for their early
disposal so that the masses will realize the fruits of the rights provided to them
by the constitutional text. In this perspective, His Lordship has ordered
constitution of a Special Bench titled as “Social Justice Bench” to deal
specially with the matters relating to society and its members, to secure social
justice, one of the ideals of the Indian Constitution.
His Lordship further
directed that this Bench would function from lih December,’ 2014 and in order
to ensure that these matters are monitored on regular basis, will continue to sit
on every working Friday at 2.00 p.m. This Bench will be comprising of
Hori’ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Hon’ble Mr. Justice Uday U. Lalit.
Not only pending cases but fresh matters will also be dealt with by this Special
Bench.
The electronic and print media are, therefore, requested to give wide
publicity to the constitution of the Social Justice Bench so that all the stake
holders including the Advocates and public will take a note of the purpose and
objectives for which the Special Bench has been constituted.

2 comments on Social Justice Bench in apex court of India to deal with matters relating to society and its members

  1. His Lordship further directed that this Bench would function from lih December,' 2014 and in order to ensure that these matters are monitored on regular basis, will continue to sit on every working Friday at 2.00 p.m. This Bench will be comprising of Hori'ble Mr. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday U. Lalit. Not only pending cases but fresh matters will also be dealt with by this Special Bench. The electronic and print media are, therefore, requested to give wide publicity to the constitution of the Social Justice Bench so that all the stake holders including the Advocates and public will take a note of the purpose and objectives for which the Special Bench has been constituted.

  2. Undoubtedly an excellent efforts on the part of apex court of India but it is frightening that corrupt public functionaries will make efforts to create hurdle in the path of this constructive approach. After all this initiative will prove deep rooted corruption in government machinery and several white collar criminals will be put behind the bar if bench acted in transparent and accountable manner which is the need of hour.

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