No summer break for Supreme Court, triple talaq among 5,000 cases to be heard in 50 days

This will be the first time at the court's 67-year-old history that three Constitution benches will sit during the summer vacation

Looks like few of the Supreme Court judges will not be able to enjoy their summer vacation considering the number of cases pending in the court, At least 15 judges have reportedly decided to take over as many as cases as possible to avoid delay.

According to reports, the apex court will take up at least 5,000 cases during the summer vacation break. The vacation bench will sit from May 11 to July 2. Reports suggest that it is quite possible that the bench may hear some of the case before the summer vacation begins.

A lawyer is expected to approach the Supreme Court immediately if they did not to wish the cases to be heard during the summer break and submit an application for the same. The court has further affirmed that they also don’t mind adding new issues to the existing list.

In a first, it was only recently that Chief Justice J S Khehar announced that three benches will sit during the 50-day summer vacation adding that if possible 10 cases should be cleared in order to avoid pendency.

“This way thousands of small matters like matrimonial disputes and mediation cases can be settled and arrears of cases brought down. At the Supreme Court, we will set up three five-judge benches for hearing important matters like triple talaq during vacation,” Khehar said adding that they were at a point where some sacrifices had to be made.

The court will also hear cases including the Triple talaq issue, aadhar card and WhatsApp. This is the first time that the Supreme court is sitting during a summer break.