//Start double shifts of courts at district levels

Start double shifts of courts at district levels

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Srinagar – Chief Justice of India Y.K. Sabbarwal has advocated double shifts for courts at the district levels to deal with pending cases.

Sabbarwal, who delivered the presidential address here today at the diamond jubilee celebrations of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, recalled the days before 1988 when he had driven in his car to the valley without any hassles.

‘I drove in my non-air-conditioned fiat car before 1988 to Kashmir stopping en route to enjoy the beauty of the land. I hope I shall soon be able to start that trip again,’ Sabbarwal hoped.

He appreciated the decision of Bashir Ahmad Khan, the chief justice of the Jammu and Kashmir high court, to set a target of zero delay for the high court and the sub-ordinate courts in the state by 2008.

‘To begin with, the district courts can start working in double shifts at those districts which have huge pending works,’ Sabbarwal suggested.