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Over 51 Lakh Cases Pending in Indian High Courts; 3.5 Crore In District & Subordinate Courts [Read Statement]

21 Sep 2020 12:14 PM GMT
Over 51 Lakh Cases Pending in Indian High Courts; 3.5 Crore In District & Subordinate Courts [Read Statement]
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As per the data released by the Union Ministry of Law and Justice, over 51 lakh cases (51,52,921) are pending in various High Courts across the country and almost 3.5 crore cases (3,44,73,068) are pending in lower Courts of the country.

With over 7 lakh unresolved litigations, the Allahabad High Court tops the list of High Courts Backlogs, followed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court at 6 lakh pending cases, Madras High Court at 5.7 lakh pending cases and the Rajasthan High Court at 5 lakh pending cases.

This data is updated until September 16, 2020.


At District Level, the Courts in Uttar Pradesh have 81,86,410 pending litigations, followed by Maharashtra at 42,21,418 and Bihar at 30,94,186.

[UP has almost double the number of pending cases in Maharashtra]

Recently, Justice DY Chandrachud had shared data from the National Judicial Data Grind (NJDG) on the pendency of cases in India.

He had informed that as of May 24, 32.45 million cases were pending in India, and over 10% of those cases were more than 10 years old.

As per the data provided by the Ministry, in written response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, the Sikkim High Court has the least number of pending cases, i.e. 240. It is followed by the High Courts of Tripura and Meghalaya having 2,127 and 4,170 cases respectively.

At District Level, not even a single case is pending in the Courts of UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 681 cases are pending in Ladakh courts and 1345 in Nagaland.

Data for the States of Arunachal Pradesh and the Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry is not available.

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