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“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”: Law Minister On Pending Court Cases


Law Minister Kiren Rijiju attended the Bar Council of India occasion right this moment.

New Delhi:

India’s judicial system wants to offer precedence to frequent man, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned right this moment on the Bar Council of India’s felicitation occasion for Chief Justice NV Ramana whereas he burdened: “Justice delayed is justice denied”. At the occasion, he additionally showered reward on Chief Justice Ramana, underlining that he’ll “create a new dawn for the judiciary”.

Mr Rijiju, 49, who took cost because the Law Minister in July after an enormous cupboard reshuffle, right this moment raised the difficulty of pending courtroom circumstances within the nation on the occasion. “People keep raising the issue of cases pending in courts. It’s the lower courts where we need to look at with urgency. When a person of a humble background or from a rural area looks up to get justice, he gives it his all. Sometimes he even has to sell off his land and other assets,” the Union Minister burdened.

“Then if the justice gets delayed, it’s a big question mark on all of us. Justice delayed is justice denied. The last-mile-man…the common man needs to be given priority,” he added

“Law has often been seen as a rich man’ profession. Slowly the situation is changing. Opportunities are opening up. Lakhs of people in India are unable to approach courts. Lack of money and time delays are a big challenge,” Chief Justice Ramana mentioned on the occasion. 

Praising Chief Justice Ramana, the Law Minister mentioned: “The Chief Justice of India is doing exactly what needs to be done.”

Recalling his first assembly, the Minister mentioned: “When I met Chief Justice Ramana for the first time, I did not know him well. I had heard about him from (a) friend and media. He has proven to be a person of high integrity who will create a new dawn for the judiciary.”

After Solicitor General Tushar Mehta mentioned the Chief Justice is a “good human being and a good judge,” Mr Rijiu mentioned in jest: “I agree with all that has already been said in his honour. If I try to add or do anything more now… it will lead to a disaster.”

The Law Minister additionally assured on the occasion that the federal government will attempt to assist “by taking all appropriate measures” as legal professionals raised grievances about monetary points amid the pandemic. 

“The Supreme Court and the Indian judiciary have set an example for all other nations during the challenging pandemic period. Mr Mishra (BCI Chairman MK Mishra) informed us about problems of lawyers who don’t have the protection of legal firms. I promise from here (from this podium) that we will do everything we can for them. In the last cabinet meeting, we have approved the revamping of infrastructure of the lower judiciary. At one go, we will create important infrastructure in the lower courts,” Mr Rijiju assured. 

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