Chief Justice of India N V Ramana on Saturday mentioned that “for the functioning of a healthy democracy, it’s imperative that the people feel that their rights and dignity are protected and recognised”.
Speaking after laying the root stone of a brand new High Court construction complicated in Srinagar, the CJI mentioned: “Expeditious adjudication of disputes is the hallmark of a healthy democracy and denial of justice will ultimately lead to anarchy… That will destabilise the institution of judiciary as people will look for extrajudicial mechanisms. Peace shall only prevail, when people’s dignity and rights are recognised and protected.”
The CJI identified that one of the vital primary demanding situations to the security of rule of regulation and human rights used to be the shortcoming of the formal justice gadget to ship rapid and inexpensive justice to all and the justice supply mechanism in India used to be very complicated and costly.
He mentioned fixing the issues of infrastructure of the courts used to be very just about his middle and that he had persistently emphasized the desire for building and modernisation of the infrastructure.
“Sadly, post-Independence, judicial infrastructure has not been overhauled to meet the demands of growing needs of modern India,” the CJI mentioned, including that the situation of judicial infrastructure around the nation used to be a ways from ample and courts had been working from rented lodging and beneath deplorable stipulations.
“We are far from making our courts inclusive and accessible,” CJI Ramana mentioned, including: “If we don’t attend to this urgently, the Constitutional ideal of access to justice would stand defeated.”
He mentioned there used to be additionally the desire for filling up vacancies. “Around 22 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 judges,” the CJI added.
Citing poet Raja Basu, the CJI mentioned: “Jammu and Kashmir is the confluence of three great religions – Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam… it is this confluence which is at the heart of our plurality which needs to be sustained and cherished.”