In a stinging observation, Gujarat High Court Chief Justice Aravind Kumar on Monday stated that he had been advised not to take and directed that the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority be tasked to monitor people’s grievances.
The Chief Justice was hearing a contempt petition seeking a court order on the issue of stray animals, dilapidated roads and traffic issues in Ahmedabad.
Justice Aravind Kumar observed that laws and regulations had been made but they are suppose to be implemented properly by the administration. Describing his own experience, the Chief Justice said more than 10 stray animals had blocked the road at the Chief Justice’s entrance gate at the High Court and that he had been advised to avoid going out on a walk on the road because of stray dogs.
When the State Government’s counsel pointed out that many areas in Ahmedabad had been declared as ‘No Cattle Zones’, the Chief Justice gave it back by citing his own experience when his vehicle was blocked by 10-12 stray cattle at the high court gate. He said the cattle won’t move despite the policemen whistling.
The court directed that the Gujarat State Legal Services Authority should be handed over the responsibility of hearing grievances of people on local issues. Justice Aravind Kumar instructed that a toll-free number and e-portal for citizens be directed, where citizens can narrate their problem and share the pictures.
The Legal Services Authority would monitor this and submit a report to the High Court. The next hearing has been scheduled for January 19.
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