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Delay in Proceeding Cannot be Considered a Right by Any Litigant, Delhi High Court

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Staff Writer, TLR

Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


Delay, Proceedings

Indian legal system has been known for undue delays in the litigation process, rendering the prospect of approaching the court dreadful for many Indians. In the recent past, a court even witnessed a desperate litigant wreaking havoc inside the courtroom as his case was getting pushed on and on. Justice Asha Menon of the Delhi High Court observed that the power to condone delay has to be used in appropriate cases to advance substantive justice. The judge added that this cannot be assumed as a matter of right. The court also observed that the reasons for the delay, irrespective of how short the delay is, have to be regarded with paramount importance.