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Does elevation of judges hinder the process of justice?

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"No one is indispensable" so goes a saying. Life goes on... But how much does the transition cost individuals, is one aspect we don't analyse until we are affected!
Recently, the Bombay High Court has witnessed the elevation of many judges to the Supreme Court and a couple were also elevated to other courts as Chief Justices... In the process, there have been several cases, part heard, which will require a fresh hearing!
As long as the cases are not of very urgent nature, it is understandable! But what happens when the cases need solutions and the same doesn't reach hearing?
One such interesting case is the dispute between the Forward Markets Commission and the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, which has been pending for long! Who's jurisdiction is it to deal with electricity futures? The case has been going on... with several adjournments and then later hasn't reached hearing several times... Now the same bench will no longer be available at the HC as one of the judges has been elevated.
In case of criminal appeals, one cannot say how long the process will go on because these do not end fast... in the mean time, if the bench changes, the arguments begin from scratch!
But how does this effect the applicants? The money, I'm sure, is enormous.. The counsels dates, another issue to be organised. And the increasing pendency rate isn't helping...
Where does one go to get justice?

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