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Social Justice Bench in Apex Court
Dec 05, 2014

The Supreme Court set up a special Social Justice Bench to exclusively hear cases concerning social issues, particularly those related to women, children and underprivileged. The Apex Court is of the view that specialized approach is needed for dealing with these matters.

Emphasizing that judiciary needs to be proactive to ensure early disposal of such cases and to bring fruits of the rights provided under the Constitution to people, the apex court set up the bench which will assemble every Friday at 2 pm from December 12.

In Supreme Court several cases relating to the domain of social justice are pending for several years. 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 the Chief Justice has ordered constitution of special 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.

The special bench will comprise justices Madan B. Lokur and U.U. Lalit.

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