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Right to Justice Bill within 5-6 months: Moily

Chandigarh: A bill ensuring right to justice for all is expected to be introduced in Parliament in the next five to six months, Union law Minister M Veerappa Moily said here on Saturday.

"We are contemplating the Right to Justice Bill so that nobody should feel alienated…," Moily told reporters after addressing Congress workers at the party office here.

He said bill will take care of economic, social and political justice. Justice has to be made available and accessible to everyone.

On electoral reforms, the Minister said it was a national agenda and not restricted to any single political party.

"To prevent criminalisation of politics, a lot of things have been discussed," he said to a query.

The Law Minister said the government`s focus was on decreasing the pendency rate of cases in various courts in the country.

Asserting Government`s zero-tolerance towards corruption, Moily said the Centre was very keen on fast-tracking such cases.

Asked about Haryana`s persistent demand for a separate High Court at Chandigarh, Moily said earlier Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had written to him and the matter was pending.

"Both the states (Haryana and Punjab) have to agree to this first. We also need to talk to the (Punjab and Haryana) High Court," he said.

Earlier, he told partymen that his ministry was trying to evolve a system where by India would be able to produce the best lawyers and advocates at the global level on the lines of quality IT professionals.

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