PM Modi bats for use of local languages in courts

PM Modi Bats For Use Of Local Languages In Courts

by Swarajya Staff - Saturday, April 30, 2022 02:19 PM IST
PM Modi Bats For Use Of Local Languages In CourtsPM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (30 April) made a strong pitch for use of local languages in courts and said that it would increase people's confidence in the judicial process.

Addressing the inaugural session of the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers of States and Chief Justices of High Courts at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on Saturday, PM Modi underlined the need for introduction of local languages in the courts which will connect people to the judicial system.

"We need to encourage local languages in courts. This will not only increase the confidence of common citizens in the justice system but they will feel more connected to it," PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister also appealed to chief ministers to repeal outdated laws to make delivery of justice easier.

"In 2015, we identified about 1,800 laws which had become irrelevant. Out of these, 1,450 such laws of the Centre were abolished. But, only 75 such laws have been abolished by the states," he said.

PM Modi said as India celebrates the 75th anniversary of Independence, focus should be on creation of a judicial system where justice is easily available, is quick and for everyone.

“Our vision in Amrit Kaal should be of such a judicial system in which there is easy justice, speedy justice, and justice for all”, PM Modi added.

"In our country, while the role of the judiciary is that of the guardian of the Constitution, the legislature represents the aspirations of citizens. I believe that the confluence of these two will prepare the roadmap for an effective and time-bound judicial system in the country," he said.

The Prime Minister emphasised that the government is working hard to reduce delay in justice delivery and efforts are on for increasing judicial strength and improving judicial infrastructure.

He said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been deployed for case management and efforts to fill the vacancies at various levels of judiciary are underway.

(With inputs from PTI)

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