International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Effect of delay in justice delivery on the litigant
People quest for justice starts when they approach the judiciary with the hope. The most important work of judiciary is to conduct the proceedings in a fair and dignified manner. Finding the truth timely in smart manner. Indian Judiciary is known for its impartiality, independence and justice oriented approach. The biggest challenge being faced by the Indian Justice Delivery System is that of delay in the dispensation of justice. It is shaking public trust and confidence in the legal system and it is tending to erode the quality of social justice and hampering the socio-economic development of the country. 73 long years ago we declared ourselves as independent but still the process delivering justice to people is delayed and causes frustration as well as disgust towards the existing judicial system. The large number of pending cases disturb the efficient working of the court. The delay in justice had adversely affected the right of the society The Indian judiciary its judgment stand fearlessness are appreciates by one and all. But the only criticism against it is that it is very slow for that reason most of the time litigant loss their faith over Judiciary. “Justice delayed is justice denied” is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. The trust and confidence of “we the People” in judiciary Stand of its ability to impartial justice. In a country like India Judicial system plays an important role to set rule of law for that reason Court have to be very serious about delay in Justice.This paper an attempt to highlight the problem of delay in justice and the effect of it.