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Title : UNIFORM JUDICIAL CODE FOR HIGH COURTS
Date : Dec 27, 2021
Topic à Indian Judiciary
- In the Supreme Court, a petition was submitted to establish a "universal judicial code" for High Courts across the country to adopt a uniform set of procedures, particularly for virtual courts.
- Advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition urging the Supreme Court to take "necessary actions" to adopt a uniform method for case registration, utilize common judicial terminology, phrases, and acronyms, and make the court fee uniform.
- It has also requested that the Law Commission of India prepare a report in this respect in conjunction with the High Courts.
- "When it comes to categorizing distinct cases, all 25 High Courts use different language," the petition stated.
- The PIL argued that different High Courts have varied procedures in cases using virtual courts, which began during the pandemic.
- The petitioner further stated that citizens were harmed because court expenses for the same sort of lawsuit varied from state to state.
- Mr. Upadhyay contended, "Judicial equality is a constitutional right, and its differentiation based on the jurisdiction of courts breaches the right to equality."
- Source à The Hindu à 25/12/21 à Page Number 8
Tags : PIL, virtual courts