Peace only when people’s dignity and rights protected: CJI Ramana

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, 14 May

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana stressed the need to recognize and protect human rights, saying on Saturday that denial of justice would ultimately lead to anarchy.

“For a healthy democracy to work, it is imperative that the people feel that their rights and dignity are protected and recognized … Peace should only prevail when the dignity and rights of the people are recognized and protected,” CJI Ramana said as he laid the groundwork. stone of a new High Court Building Complex in Srinagar.

“Rapid assessment of disputes is the hallmark of a sound democracy. Denial of justice would ultimately lead to anarchy. Soon the judiciary would be destabilized because people will look for extrajudicial mechanisms,” he added.

He said, “One of the major challenges for the protection of the rule of law and human rights is the inability of the formal justice system to deliver fast and affordable justice to all. The justice mechanism in India is very complex and expensive,” Judge Ramana said, adding, “Courts has the constitutional obligation to judge rights and uphold the ambitions of our constitution. “

Describing the district court system as “the foundation of the judiciary,” the CJI said, “Only if the foundation is strong can the whole system flourish.”

However, he lamented that 22 per cent of district court posts were still vacant. “Measures must be taken immediately to fill this gap. Appropriate measures must also be taken to provide security and accommodation for all judges,” Judge Ramana said in a speech broadcast on YouTube.

The CJI described the state of the legal infrastructure across the country as “far from satisfactory”, saying the courts worked from rental housing and under deplorable conditions.

“Now you have the advantage of 100% funding from the central government. You should all work in a coordinated way to fill the gaps,” he added.

Leave a Comment