We need to be very concerned of the grim fact that in a small State like Goa there is a huge pendency of cases in all Courts across Goa including the High Court. This sorry state of affairs is untenable as justice delayed is justice denied.

While expediting criminal cases there is no reason why civil cases too should not be fast tracked. It is an irony that property disputes drag on for decades with the litigants sometimes not seeing justice done in their life time.

After coming to power in March 2012 Chief  Minister Manohar Parrikar had publicly vowed that it would be the endeveaour of  his  government to bring down to half the number of  pending Court litigations involving the government. But nothing seems to have been done in that direction. It was yet another of his fake promises, something which Goa’s political trickster and bully Manohar Parrikar has become synonymous with.

It should be the intent of any sensible government to bring down the enormous escalating government expenditure on litigations which are piling up on account of government decisions being taken without proper application of mind. Every government move should be legally sound and strictly within the framework of law.

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