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Over 51 Lakh Cases Pending in Indian High Courts; 3.5 Crore In District & Subordinate Courts

by Shreya
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Over 51 lakh cases (51,52,921) are pending in various High Courts across the country and almost 3.5 crore cases (3,44,73,068) are pending in lower Courts of the country As per the data until september 16, 2020 released by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice.

It has been informed that as of May 24, 32.45 million were pending in India, and over 10% of those cases were more than 10 years old.

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The Allahabad High Court tops the list of High Courts Backlogs with over 7 lakh unresolved litigations, followed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court at 6 lakh pending , Madras High Court at 5.7 lakh pending and the Rajasthan High Court at 5 lakh pending.

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As per the data provided by the Ministry, in written response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, the Sikkim High Court has the least number are pending , i.e. 240. It is followed by the High Courts of Tripura and Meghalaya having 2,127 and 4,170 respectively.

At District Level, not even a single is pending in the Courts of UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 681 cases are pending in Ladakh courts and 1345 in Nagaland.

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