Judicial system of India needs technological revolution, says PM Modi
Allahabad: It was the occasion of the closing ceremony of 150th year celebrations of the Allahabad High Court on Sunday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured the nation that his government would ensure convenience and and a burden-free judicial environment in India.
The PM, who was in Allahabad to attend the Prime Minister Valedictory Ceremony of Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High court, stated the HC as the 'Tirtha Kshetra' (Holy place) for the Indian judiciary and acknowledged the efforts of all those who were into the legal profession.
It was the first time when the Prime Minister had shared stage with the newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pardesh Yogi Adityanath, the PM showed confidence in the latter and stated, "I believe that the new UP CM will bring certain changes to the law and order system of the state."
Indicating certain amendments that could be brought to the judiciary system, the PM said that if courts and police stations start using video-conferencing and other technological methods, the delay in cases would be controlled to an extent.
Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath marked their presence in the function which was also attended by the Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar along with UP Governor Ram Naik and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with other dignitaries and judges of other high courts.
The dignitaries were welcomed by the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, Justice DB Bhosle.
What Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at Allahabad High Court:
- The Allahabad HC is like a 'Tirtha Kshetra' for our judiciary.
- Those associated with the legal profession played a vital role in the freedom struggle and protected our people against colonialism.
- Let us think about the India we want to create when we mark 75 years of freedom in 2022. Let every citizen prepare that roadmap.
- Over 1200 obsolete laws have been scrapped by the Government since May 2014.
- Technology is playing a big role in this century and I see technology having a big scope in the judiciary as well.
- I urge those involved with the start up sector to innovate on aspects where technology can help the judiciary.
What CM Yogi Adityanath Said:
- It is a matter of great joy for me that I got an opportunity to join the closing ceremony of 150 years of the High Court.
- Law is higher than the rulers.
- Judiciary has initiated the early elimination of pending cases in the courts.
- Providing justice is the biggest religion.
- It is the duty to give the fair justice to the litigants
- Whenever there were crisis on democracy, the Allahabad High Court saved it with full allegiance.
- The court gave some decisions that gave new direction to Indian society.
- The history of the Allahabad High Court has been glorious.
What Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said:
- We have appointed 127 High Court judges in last one year which is the highest ever appointment of judges in last many years.
- Many leaders of our govt led by Narendra Modi have fought for the independence of judiciary during Emergency of 1975.
- Our commitment for independence of judiciary is absolute. We are working closely with the CJI to improve the justice delivery system.
- Ensuring justice delivery to poor people is the priority of our government led by the PM.
- Using the vast network of Common Services Center we will provide pre-litigation legal advice to the poor people.
PM to visit Jammu and Kashmir:
The Prime Minister is also scheduled to visit Jammu and Kashmir to address a rally at the Battal Ballian area of the Udhampur district. After attending the function, Modi will fly to Jammu and Kashmir in a special aircraft from Bamrauli airport at 12.25pm.
Multi-tier security has been set up ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit as the Jammu and Kashmir border remains on alert. Security was also beefed up around the Allahabad high court in view of the programme.