Former Delhi Chief Justice expresses concern on media trial

Various Media | 27 November 2017

Former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court, A.P. Shah on Sunday expressed his concern on the influence of media in deciding law cases.

Citing cases related to muder of Pradhuman, a Class 2 student of Ryan International School in Gurugram and the Aarushi murder matter, he urged the courts not to take decision on the hype created by media.

The former judge's remarks came while addresing during the launch of the 'Repeal Laws Compendium' and a discussion on 'The Need for Institutionalisation of Repeal of Laws' here.

"In order to make the legal process effective, it is necessary to repeal unnecessary laws," he said.

Centre of Civil Society (CCS) initiated the 'Repeal of 100 Laws' Project in 2014 with the aim to identify laws that could be repealed on account of three reasons - redundancy, obsolescence in the face of new laws and hindrance to development, governance and freedom.

The "Repeal Laws Compendium" has been presented by CCS for five states in collaboration with the Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, Symbiosis Law School, Noida, Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, The National Academy of Legal Studies & Research, Hyderabad, and Legal Partners, Kaden Boriss Partners.

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