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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: For demystifying the judicial process for the ordinary citizen, The Supreme Court of India on Saturday launched a public access portal of the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for district courts.

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The portal is aimed to provide appellant and others the integrated figures of pending cases in districts courts across the country. Developed under the guidance of H.L. Dattu, the Chief Justice of India, NJDG was inaugurated by Supreme Court judge Justice MB Lokur.

The public access portal, which can be reached at the National eCourt portal, www.ecourts.gov.in will help in promoting transparency and enhancing the access of information in the justice delivery system.

In a press note, the Supreme Court registry said, ” These statistics, which will be updated every day by the respective court complexes covered under the eCourts Project, will show case pendency broken into civil and criminal cases and segregated into age-wise categories of up to 2 years, between 2 to 5 years, between 5 to 10 years and more than 10 years.”

“NJDG page for public access will also disseminate national and state, district and court-wise information about institution and disposal of cases and also the cases filed by senior citizens and women in the total pendency,” press note added.

Out of approximately 2.7 crore cases of district judiciaries, NJDC acquires data on 1.94 crore cases pending in high courts of the country except Delhi and Madhya Pradesh. Case data in these two states is being migrated to national version of Case Information Software.

The portal will separately impart information of cases filed by women and senior citizens. It further allows monitoring for keeping track on the current status of the case.

With Inputs from The Statesman

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The citizenship question was meant to better enforce the Voting Rights Act

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FILE - Demonstrators protest during a Fair Maps rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court, in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. VOA

U.S. President Donald Trump responded Thursday to the Supreme Court’s decision to block his administration’s effort to add a citizenship question to the upcoming U.S. census by saying he’d asked his lawyers whether there was a way to delay the nationwide head count.

In a tweet hours after the court announced its decision, Trump said it “seems totally ridiculous” that the government could not question people about their citizenship on the census, which takes place once every 10 years.

The Supreme Court ruled the administration’s explanation — that the citizenship question was meant to better enforce the Voting Rights Act — was “more of a distraction” from the issue than an explanation.

Opponents of the citizenship question say it would intimidate noncitizens into not answering the census, ultimately leaving them underrepresented in Congress.

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U.S. President Donald Trump responded Thursday to the Supreme Court’s decision to block his administration’s effort. Pixabay

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s liberal justices in the 5-4 ruling.

 The nation’s highest court also announced Thursday that it was rejecting a request to intervene in states’ redistricting efforts.  Redrawing the boundaries of voting districts is meant to ensure proportional representation in state legislatures as the population grows and changes locations.

Republicans in the state of North Carolina and Democrats in the state of Maryland have been accused of redrawing the lines of voting districts to keep power in the hands of the ruling party.

The chief justices said manipulation of the electoral map, a practice known colloquially as gerrymandering, is a problem for state governments to solve, not the Supreme Court.

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Thursday was the final day of rulings by the Supreme Court before its summer break. (VOA)