Monday, April 22, 2024

We have abolished 1,450 outdated laws; but only 75 by States: Modi

Addressing the joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that local languages should be encouraged in courts.

“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The Prime Minister also urged the Chief Ministers to repeal outdated laws to make the delivery of justice easier.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.

On the occasion, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana said that the Constitution provides separation of power among the three organs of the state, and one should be mindful of the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ while discharging their duty.

“Constitution provides separation of power among three organs and the harmonious function between three organs strengthens democracy. While discharging our duty, we should be mindful of Lakshman Rekha,”  said the Chief Justice of India.

He was speaking at the Joint Conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi this morning.

The CJI said deliberate inaction by governments despite judicial pronouncements is not good for the health of democracy.

Mr Ramana also voiced his concern over the misuse of Public Interest Litigations (PIL). “PILs have now turned into “Personal Interest Litigation” and are used to settle personal scores,” he said.

He also made a strong pitch for use of local languages in courts.

Read More

Ukraine is struggling in Donbass: Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has admitted that the situation on the front line in the conflict with Russia is deteriorating, blaming the West for...
Support Us
Contribute to see NewsBred grow. And rejoice that your input has made it possible.