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Denial of justice would result in anarchy: CJI Ramana in Srinagar

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Courts being temples of justice should be welcoming and carry requisite dignity and aura: CJI

By PTI

SRINAGAR: It is crucial for a wholesome democracy that individuals really feel their rights and dignity are recognised and guarded, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana stated on Saturday, stressing that denial of justice would in the end result in anarchy.

Addressing a operate in Srinagar, the CJI urged attorneys and judges to create a congenial surroundings for litigants who are sometimes “under a lot of psychological stress”.

He lamented that the justice supply mechanism in India may be very “complex and expensive” and the nation is much behind in making courts inclusive and accessible.

“For the functioning of a healthy democracy, it is imperative that the people feel that their rights and dignity are protected and recognised. Expeditious adjudication of disputes is the hallmark of a healthy democracy. Denial of justice would ultimately lead to anarchy. Soon the institution of the judiciary would be destabilised as people will look for extrajudicial mechanisms,” the CJI stated.

The Chief Justice of India was right here to put the muse stone of the brand new advanced for the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

“Peace shall only prevail when people’s dignity and rights are recognised and protected,” he stated. 

Chief Justice Ramana stated in India, the courts have the constitutional responsibility of adjudication of rights and upholding the aspirations of the Constitution.

“One of the major challenges to the protection of rule of law and human rights is the inability of the formal justice system to deliver speedy and affordable justice to all. The justice delivery mechanism in India is very complex and expensive,” he stated.

He stated the judiciary should be at its modern greatest to make sure that the challenges to its working are met with simply and Constitutional measures.

“Technology has been a strong aid to the judiciary. Now, virtual courts are bridging the gaps of accessibility by reducing time, cost and distance. But in a country like India, where a vast digital divide still exists, much needs to be done in order to harness the full potential of technological innovations,” he added.

The Chief Justice of India expressed happiness after laying the muse stone of the brand new excessive courtroom advanced right here.

“Solving the issues of infrastructure may be very near my coronary heart. I’ve persistently emphasised the necessity for the event and modernisation of infrastructure.

Sadly, post-independence, judicial infrastructure has not been overhauled to fulfill the calls for of the rising wants of recent India.

“We are far behind in making our courts inclusive and accessible. If we don’t attend to this urgently, the Constitutional ideal of access to justice would stand defeated,” he stated.

He stated the district judiciary is the muse of the judiciary.

“Only if the foundation is strong, the entire system can flourish. As I have mentioned earlier, the condition of judicial infrastructure across the country is far from satisfactory. Courts are operating from rented accommodations and under deplorable conditions.”

The chief justice started his over 20-minute speech with a well-known verse by poet Ali Jawad Zaidi as he reminisced about his visits to Kashmir earlier.

“Muddaton baad jo aayaa hoon is vaadi mein Ik naya husn, naya rang nazar aata hai (I have come to this valley after ages. I can see a new beauty, new colour).”

The CJI stated, “I had the fortune to visit this paradise many times, but every time I have been amazed by its beauty and moved by its hospitality. It’s a land where one gets to experience four seasons. The kindness of the people here, and the enriching culture of Kashmir, transforms every soul that visits this scenic land.”

The chief justice touched on numerous points dealing with the decrease judiciary and requested the involved to benefit from the one hundred pc funding by the central authorities.

“The other aspect which I keep on highlighting is the need to fill up the vacancies. Twenty-two per cent of the posts in the district judiciary are still lying vacant. Steps have to be initiated immediately to fill this gap. Appropriate steps are also required to be taken for providing security and accommodation for all the Judges,” he added.

Chief Justice Ramana stated judges and attorneys should take an oath to work exhausting to make justice a actuality.

“Mere laws are not enough to build tradition in a country. It requires men of indelible character inspired by high ideals to infuse life and spirit in the skeleton of the laws,” he stated including the judges play a really important function within the Constitutional scheme.

“Common man always considered the judiciary as the ultimate guardian of rights and liberties… Your swift, proactive and sensitive decision can make a lot of difference in the lives of several people who are in desperate need of justice. Create a congenial environment for the litigants. Often, litigants are under a lot of psychological stress,” he stated.