Supreme Court Judges Inaugurates Integrated Family Courts With Contemporary Amenities In Hyderabad.
(Judicial Quest News Network)
Hyderabad 19, March :Justices Ramasubramanian, PS Narasimha and PV Sanjay on Saturday inaugurated the ”Integrated Courts on Family Issues” at Purani Haveli Hyderabad.
The first of its kind facility built in the entire country keeping in view the ever growing family disputes.
This state-of the Art facility will exclusively handle all family law disputes within Hyderabad District.
Justice P.Naveen Rao, who is also the executive chairman of the state legal service authority while delivering his inaugural speech said that need to establish the family court was first emphasized by the late Mrs. Durgabai Deshmukh a social reformer.
Primarily the reason to establish the family courts was to remove the family and matrimonial disputes from the main courts to reduce the piling cases.
the functioning and delivery of the justice of the family courts is based on two principles counselling and conciliation preserving individual rights while also serving a guide and counsellors.
The recent exponential rise in family disputes where more then 100 cases are being listed on daily basis.
The family court complex/rooms where no basic amenities where no basic amenities are provided to the warring couples as well their children, lack of the digitization of the cause list and case details have led to establish this integrated family court complex with all the basic modern amenities to all the litigants.
Justice V.Ramasubramanian of the Supreme court said that there are currently 11.04 lakh family dispute cases are pending in the country and 19,000 in Telangana Courts.
He further said that several districts in the country do not have separate family courts even now. “If we setup up family courts in all districts, the number of the cases will also go up as more people will approach courts for resolving disputes.
This first of its kind family court complex in Hyderabad is equipped with modern court halls, mediation halls, separate waiting rooms for men and women, play areas for children along with separate feeding rooms for mothers.
He expressed his gratitude to the Telangana High Court Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice P,Naveen Rao for taking initiative to establish this integrated family court complex.
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Justice PS Narasimha of Supreme Court while addressing the event said that the Indian Judicial History is full of the facts where adversarial litigation did not succeed much but conciliation and mediation would be more suitable.
Even though there is a loss of privacy and several difficulties, people are still coming to family courts.
He further quoted the famous philosopher Kalidas who said that in order to bring up the children we need family, society has a role in ensuring that the family must be safeguarded.
A broken or uncomfortable marriage is emotionally charged which in resultant leads to the identity crises of the individuals.
The new environment which has been created to resolve the problem is also very important. He spoke.
This family court is a testament of the kind of a revolution which we are seeking to bring about.
Justice Sanjay Kumar of Supreme Court recalled that AP Administrative Tribunal was operating from this building in the recent past.
In 1975 the committee on status of women had recommended that all family disputes relating to women should be dealt with separately.
The law commission also in its 54th and 59th reports in 1970 had recommended that disputes related to family and women should be dealt with mediation and conciliation.
In the year 1984, the family court Act came to be enacted with assent of the President on 14, September, 1984.
It had come into force in the erstwhile state of the Andhra Pradesh 11 years later.
Chief Justice of Telangana High Court Justice Ujjal Bhuyan, Justice P.Naveen Rao and other judicial officers were present in the event.