The oldest pending cases at the Supreme Court

List of 24 oldest cases pending for over 30 years as received through an RTI by the Supreme Court Observer

Through a Right to Information application, the Supreme Court Observer received a list of the oldest pending cases at the Supreme Court. 24 cases were listed by the Court’s Registry, including many connected matters.

In our longer piece here, we’ve discussed the cases in some detail, where information was available in the public domain. The list below contains all 24 cases pending for over 30 years, with details of the date of filing, diary and case numbers, with a short description of the key issue in the case.

We could not locate substantial information on all the cases from the orders available from the Supreme Court website. Owing to the oldness of the matter, the relevant High Court orders are also not accessible digitally. We shall update the table when we obtain this information. We invite our readers to get in touch with us with case details if they are proximate to such information.