Recently, there have been instances which have raised a potential question over the security of the Courts in the Country. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by Advocate Kirti Ahuja seeking arrangement and enhancement of security measures in the district trial courts and High Courts. The plea details the increasing incidents of attacks on Court Buildings, Judges, Advocates, Litigants, Witnesses and the under-trial accused.
“In order to protect the integrity of our judicial system, there must be a feeling of security established for the people visiting and working at the courts. Security is not a one-time achievement. It is a serious and continuous goal and requires constant vigilance. Further, it must be a number one priority every single day for all those interested and involved in the process.” it says.
The petitioner had cited an incidence where she herself faced threats by the unidentified goons in the courtroom itself. The petition suggests that there should be a security arrangement at three places generally – one at entry level, other at the parking lot and the third at the Court Rooms. The Courts should have airport-style security at the entrance to prevent unauthorized items being taken into the court premises.
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