New Delhi. That India’s courts are clogged with long-pending cases is well-known, but the texture of the problem is something we’ve known little about so far. A new database of court data lays out some of the contours of the issue: over 40 lakh cases, and a tenth in courts for which data are available have been pending for over ten years.
In a major step to dispose of cases involving celebrities, the government has invited renowned public judges like Anupam Kher, Raveena Tandon, Kamaal R Khan and others to take up the role of judging celebrities on basis of evidence available on live shows and Social Media. Anupam Kher has been offered the role of CJCI (Chief justice of Celebrities in India) due to his extreme judgmental stances taken on some of the recent issues. The way Anupam Kher reacted on twitter proclaiming that the truth prevailed in the Salman Khan Case has been a major reason for his appointment.
So happy that @BeingSalmanKhan is acquitted of all charges. Truth Prevails. Even if it takes 13 long years.:)
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) December 10, 2015
Anupam Kher has promised that he will not take more than 10 days to dispose of all celebrity cases and has requested for support from like-minded Twipple (People who use twitter). He will be given special powers to pass judgments without evidence, interrogation and other formal judicial procedures. Raveena Tandon has tweeted in favor of the government for putting celebrity status above judicial decorum, and Arnab Goswami helped cascade the support by being the first person to like the tweet.
Celebrities like Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, and wannabe celebrities like Sooraj Pancholi have planned house parties inside or outside the jail depending on their recent locations. Finally the government has risen up to address the sorry state of judicial time lag and is hoping that this will set the benchmark for future appointments.
(Also published by Santa on My Faking News here.)