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Hazaaron court cases aisi.. June 1, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in economics, ideas, science.

..ki hazaaron pe dum nikle,

both nikle vakeel ke arguments,

magar phir bhi kam nikle šŸ˜‰

(Chorus) : Wah, wah, wah šŸ˜€

So yeah, the already stressed and stretched Indian judicial system had to step in to solve this identity crisis of a Bollywood star.

Aah, also discovered this :

EVERY seventeenth person in India has a case going on in the courts; six per cent population in India is affected by litigation; on an average, more than 10 per cent of the population of Punjab and Haryana is affected by litigation. In fact, this number is higher than the national average; the total number of cases pending in Indian courts: 2.5 crore, out of which the total cases pending in subordinate and High Courts is 286 lakh.

( I need a better source for that piece of data though )

Now this passage though is not about Indians.

Look at the sheer number of disputes now flowing through our judicial system. One of the most insightful studies of the system is aptly tided, The Litigation Explosion. In 1989 alone, more than 18 million civil suits were filed in this country – one for every ten adults – making us the most litigious society in the world. Once in court, many litigants face excessive delays – some caused by overloaded court dockets, others by adversaries seeking tactical advantage. In addition, many of the costs confronting our citizens are enormous, and often wholly unnecessary.

So, 6% versus 10%. We are only slightly less litigious bunch overall uuh. Not really, the turnover of cases is lesser in India perhaps – to simplify ‘a bit’ if humankind were immortal and new humanbeings never born and court cases never got solved, it is likely that number of people affected by litigation is high and increasing. šŸ˜‰ [ Thats for you, Zen and the art of making simplifying assumptions. šŸ˜€ ]


Connecting the dots :

No, no, this is not the Steve Job’s Stanford speech. I am just talking about 3 posts within a span of a few days that I come across, a bunch of seemingly unrelated articles, which if you step back seem to cover similar ground. This, this and this.



1. roohi - June 8, 2007

hmm.. so u can qoute Ghalib.. šŸ™‚

2. Sharath - June 10, 2007

hey roohi, some sarcasm that šŸ™‚

3. roohi - June 10, 2007

arey arey dariye mat …woh toh appki chai ki pyaali hai he he u kno cup of tea n all tht.. šŸ˜€

wud love to hav had it tht way but mine ws just a surprised-interesting-discovery wala comment šŸ™‚ waise urdu poetry kaa waqie koi ilm hai ya yahi ek shaer rut liya thaa haha… waise manna padegaa boss kaafi achchi lines thiin…
urdu poetry ka bada zauq shauq rakhte hain, tumhari ghalib ki is tarah taang todne par waise toh waqie gussa aa jatha par really manna padegaa,bade tareeqe se taang todi hai.. instead, i cudnt help laughin šŸ˜€ fits in perfect so true

4. Sharath Rao - June 11, 2007

All this urdu you write is so sweet !! I always maintained thats the sweetest language I have ever heard !! šŸ™‚ I don’t all my high school teachers scolding me in that language, hour after hour, day after day. šŸ˜€

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