Acting on a letter by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, raising concerns over the problems faced by HIV positive people in accessing judiciary, the Delhi High Court has asked all its subordinate courts to expedite disposal of cases involving such people.
A communique from the high court’s registrar general to all the lower courts directed judicial officers to deal with and dispose of the cases of HIV positive litigants at the earliest and on priority.
The advisory was issued after Law Minister Khurshid wrote to Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri, requesting him to make court procedure “expedient and conducive” for the HIV positive people.
Khurshid’s letter was also annexed with the communique, circulated among all judicial officers at all the courts.
“I am directed to forward herewith a copy of letter dated May 21 of the Minister of Law and Justice with a request and circulate the same among all judicial officers under your control for information and necessary compliance,” said the letter, issued on behalf of the high court’s registrar general.