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May 27, 2010

FHS submits MEMO to Honorable CJK to suspend summer vacation due huge pendency of matrimonial cases

Filed under: Uncategorized — Fighting Legal Terror @ 10:08 am

P R E S S    R E L E A S E

Family Harmony Society® submitted MEMO to the Honorable Chief Justice of Karnataka to suspend summer vacation in the family courts due to huge pendency and backlog of cases.

About Family Harmony Society®: “Family Harmony Society® FHSwww.family-harmony.org / www.498a.org.in ] 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.

Demands of the Family Harmony Society® in the MEMO:

Suspension of Summer Vacation in Family Courts till Disposal of all long pending Cases (More than 3 year)

  • The Family Courts shall ensure that all matrimonial cases be disposed within a period of Six months.
  • The Family Courts to officially suspend the 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.
  • Induct more judges and extend the court timings to late evenings and over Sundays also.

Automatic Divorce in case of IPC 498A or Domestic Violence case:

The Family Courts shall ensure when a Husband is arrested at the instance of the wife on 498A case or a Domestic Violence case, automatic divorce to be granted on application for divorce by either of the spouse.

Inordinate delays in the Family courts: We are constrained to bring to CJ’s notice that there is inordinate delay in disposal of matters brought before the Family Courts.

For all practical purposes, the inordinate delay in the disposal of Matrimonial cases by the Family Courts is causing a great harassment to the spouses. The litigants, instead of getting relief, are being tortured by the system, rules, procedures and the legal fraternity. They are destined to waste their time and the prime of their youth at the corridors of the Family Courts for years together.

The Memo also listed some of the adverse effects of such excessive delays in the disposal of cases by the Family Courts of Karnataka:

  • The Youth and vigor of Young Women and Men are lost by the time the Family Court renders it decision – be it Just or Unjust.
  • The family Court cannot restore the Youth and Vigor of the Young citizens/spouses nor compensate for their  loss of youth

Statutory mandate of law for disposal of cases by 6 months and day to day hearing is not at all followed by the Family Courts

Helpline operated by FHS in Bangalore…

  • 9880141531, P Suresh, President, Family Harmony Society
  • 9731569970, M Mahesh, General Secretary, Family Harmony Society

 

For more information please contact…

P Suresh, President,                                                      M Mahesh, General Secretary,

9880141531                                                                     9731569970

Family Harmony Society                                                 Family Harmony Society

 

You are also requested to visit…

www.498a.org.in/www.family-harmony.org

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