Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud on Friday expressed concerns over the increasing number of adjournment requests made by lawyers in the Supreme Court and said that the top court cannot be reduced to a 'tareekh pe tareekh' court (a court of adjournments)..The CJI pointed out that from September to October, a total of 3,688 adjournments were sought by lawyers and this, he said, defeats the very purpose of expediting cases. "Matters are mentioned for being expedited but on the other hand adjournment is sought. This cannot become a tareek pe tareek court. This defeats the trust of the citizens and thus this is our moral responsibility. This does not show a good image of our court to the country" he stated. .The CJI initially acknowledged the reduction in the time between filing a case and its listing for a hearing, crediting the efforts of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA)."I have been seeing that period from filing to listing is reducing. We could not have achieved this without SCBA and SCAORA," the CJI said..However, he pointed out the significant number of adjournment slips filed by lawyers. "For November 3, we have 178 adjournment slips. For each miscellaneous days since October, 150 adjournment slips were there on each day and from September to October there was 3,688 adjournment slips were circulated. This defeats the very purpose of expediting the case," he said.He also said that on one hand, matters are mentioned by lawyers everyday for urgent listing but on the other hand, they seek adjournment when cases are listed."From September to November 1, fifty-eight matters are mentioned everyday. Matters are mentioned for being expedited but on the other hand adjournment is sought," he said.