I myself will visit Srinagar: CJI

Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday expressed concern over claims that people in Jammu and Kashmir were not being able to approach the High Court.

The Chief Justice termed the claims as “a very serious issue”, saying he would personally talk to the Chief Justice of the J&K High Court.

“If required, I will go and personally check, I will speak to the Chief Justice today,” said Gogoi.

The bench headed by the CJI directed the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to submit a report on whether the court was accessible to litigants or not.

The remarks were made by the CJI while hearing a petition concerning juvenile inmates lodged in jails in Jammu and Kashmir. The plea filed by child rights activist Enakshi Ganguly sought that cases concerning such inmates be handled by a High Court Committee.

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