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Regarding “Holiday court to suit working couples”

To,

Hon’ble Chief Justice M Yusuf Eqbal,

High Court Buildings, Madras High Court,

Chennai.

 

Subject: Regarding “Holiday court to suit working couples”

 

Dear Sir,

This is with regard to the article published in “The Times of India” dated 07th July 2010 titled “Holiday court to suit working couples”.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Holiday-court-to-suit-working-couples-/articleshow/6136587.cms

We “National Family Harmony Society® NFHS congratulate you and thank you for this initiative that will not only help the “working couple” but also will help to bring down the pendency in the Family Courts.

About National Family Harmony Society®: “National Family Harmony Society® NFHS is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) promoting the cause of “family harmony” and “gender equality”. It is registered under “The Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960” and is based in Bangalore. We have branches in more than 16 states and in abroad too. We have approximately 14500 members all over India. To know more about us please visit http://www.family-harmony.org / http://www.498a.org.in.

Our NGO works very closely with family court litigants and we provide counseling and other possible advice and help to the litigants of the family court. These litigants have a failed marriage and had already undergone lot of trouble, harassment and mental torture due to a failed marriage.

Sir, we request more such initiatives which will help to reduce the huge pendency in the family court.

We wish to present the following list of proposals and suggestions to your kind self:

  • Induct more judges and extend the court timings.
  • Family courts should start an evening shift in addition to the regular day shift.
  • Due to the heavy pendency of the cases Family Courts should operate on Sundays also with additional judges.
  • Additional family courts in addition to the existing family courts should be opened without any further delay to cope up with the huge pendency.
  • The Family Courts shall ensure that all matrimonial cases be disposed within a period of Six months.
  • The Family Courts to officially suspend the practice of summer vacation to the benches till the time limit of Six months is met.
  • The Family Courts to officially state that no new cases to be taken till the old ones are disposed.
  • All long-pending (one year and above) cases should be transferred to the Fast Track Courts to dispose of within a time limit.
  • Family Court records must be computerized so that old cases can be disposed on a priority basis and cases can be tracked scientifically.
  • As there are overload on the court on a particular date and less-load on some dates hence the practice of giving dates in the open court must be stopped. Instead dates must be given by the computer section like in Supreme Court or judges should be given computer training and computers must be installed so that dates are given in a scientific way.
  • The tendency of one party to drag the cases to delay the proceeding must be dealt severely with heavy cost and other means.
  • Judges must be sensitized to the fact that they are dealing with the cases involving “Human life” that are driven by “emotional issues” in case of matrimonial issues which are very different from a criminal case.

 

We thank you and congratulate you once again for this initiative and hope that in future there will be many such initiatives towards the reforms in the Family Court.

Best Regards,

P Suresh, President, 9880141531            

National Family Harmony Society

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