His Lordship, the new Chief Justice of India, Shri Ranjan Gogoi has struck a blow for the masses (Jan in Hindi). He has done away with the practice of ‘mentioning’ in The Supreme Court.
Parameters will be set in due course for deciding exceptions. In most of these ‘mentionings’, highly paid Senior Advocates ‘jump the queue’ and present their matters. This practice laughs in the face of equitable justice. With a huge number of cases pending before Indian courts, matters already take inordinate time to see the light of day, not to say, Justice.
We hope the new Chief Justice’s decision is an indication of more equitable things to come. Augurs well for the masses. Lordship, May the Force be with you.