New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana on Saturday rued that judicial infrastructure was largely "neglected" after the country got its independence in 1947 and lack of facilities continues to cripple access to justice.

Laying emphasis on strengthening judicial infrastructure, Justice Ramana said poor infrastructure in courts across the country was not only adverse for litigants but also for judicial officers and court staff who were bound to work under deleterious conditions.

"We neglected and failed to focus on providing good infrastructure for courts in India after the British left," the CJI said at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the National Law University, proposed to be established at Prayagraj in Ut...