The last few months in the Delhi Legal system have been revolutionary, to say the least. The year saw few path breaking judgements delivered by the Delhi High Court, which will now surely pave way for greater reforms in the country. The first being striking down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. This has HUGE impact on the millions of gay population in India. although the battle is still not over, this has been a very very important step. The judgement drew both criticism and applause from all over the country. The year also saw e-courts being formulated in the delhi HC. Not one but two courts have started functioning as e-courts since the time i posted last. The technology will now enable the courts to function more efficiently and enable less paper-work which means less trees being cut! However, for the lawyers to become used to the idea of using computers instead of pens and papers will take some time!
Another revolutionary judgement was the one wherein a 3 judge-bench decided (much to the annoyance of the SC) that the Chief Justice of India’s office comes under the purview of the RTI Act. This year (2010) saw the High Court Judges putting up their assets on the high court website (and man they are so rich!! )!!
OK enough of the gyan for a day!
P.S. Since i am reading and learning a lot lately, be prepared for a lot of gyan from my side 🙂