New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind at the National Conference on Saturday said that the Indian legal system is marked by long delays and there are nearly 3.3 crore cases of backlog in various courts. Of the 3.3 crore cases, 2.84 crore cases were in subordinate courts, 43 lakh in the High Courts and nearly 58,000 cases in the Supreme Court.Also Read - 'Why Are Children Going To School And Adults Working From Home?': SC Chides Delhi Govt on Pollution

The National Conference is being organised by the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association in the national capital. He also added, “India’s judiciary is respected across the world as an upholder of justice for the defenceless.” Also Read - Vijay Mallya To Be Extradited Soon, Formalities in Final Stages

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On a related note, President Ram Nath Kovind will be visiting Cyprus, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic starting tomorrow, that is, from September 2-9 during which he will hold talks with the leadership of the three European countries to deepen ties in the economic sphere.

President Kovind will begin his three-nation tour with Cyprus and will hold talks with that country’s President Nicos Anastasiades on a host of issues, including stepping of bilateral trade. During his visit to the country from September 2-4, Kovind will also address Cyprus’ House of Representatives and address the Indian diaspora there.

He will then travel to Bulgaria from September 4-6. This will be the first presidential visit to the European country since APJ Abdul Kalam visited Bulgaria in 2003.