President of India, Smt. Droupadi Murmu was on a three-day visit to Jharkhand for inaugurating the biggest high court in India and on this occasion, she stressed the importance of the presence of a broad system.
She highlighted why it is important to have a broad and comprehensive system that addresses the cases which did not get any verdict from the court.
1. A Reminder for Justice
The President of the country emphasized the importance of having a broad and proper system that addresses the real issues of the country.
She was addressing the audience who gathered for the inauguration of the country’s largest high court at Jharkhand. The Jharkhand High Court was constructed with fora budget of Rs.550 Crores.
In her speech, she mentioned the minority who finds it hard to enjoy a life that is free from the hands of injustice. She stated that it is high time to address the delays in the time taken to deliver justice.
It has been observed that the expenses of litigation all too often put the quest of justice out of reach for many citizens. I urge all stakeholders to think innovatively and find new ways to expand the reach of justice. pic.twitter.com/BQYpRvBVNh— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 24, 2023
2. Rising Concerns
The main concern was regarding the time that is taken for justice to be delivered to the innocent citizen.
There are a lot of people who are trapped in the legal mace and find it hard to find the way out. However, the major issue that these people face is the delay in receiving justice.
Ignorance can cause a lot more innocent people to get, as well as interested citizens at large, trapped in the hands of the injustice system. She raised a question during her speech on what can be done by these people.
The language of justice should be inclusive, so that the parties to the particular case as well as interested citizens at large can become effective stakeholders in the system. pic.twitter.com/kvp4kfWD6y— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 24, 2023
She also raised her concerns on the situation of people who are trapped in the, as well as citizens who did not commit.
3. The Bold Move
During the inauguration function, Chief Justice of India, D.Y Chandrachud delivered his speech in Hindi. President Droupadi Murmu also quoted this and appreciated his bold move.
Moreover, she also encouraged the other judges to deliver their speeches in Hindi and to get inspired by this act by the Chief Justice of the country.
A large number of people languish for years in prisons as undertrials. Prisons are overcrowded, making their life all the more difficult. We should address the root cause of the problem. When I say ‘we’, I include the whole society. pic.twitter.com/kX43yXBxAZ— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 24, 2023
4. Financial Burden
The President also raised her concerns over the financial burden that the citizen of this country has to bear to access justice.
However, she then insisted everyone linked to the judicial system of the country to ensure that law and justice are the same from top to bottom of the pyramid.
The stakeholders must ensure that the law, power, justice, and rights are equally distributed among everyone and have access to it as well.
Moreover, the event was cherished by the presence of many dignitaries like Arjun Ram Meghwal (Union Law Minister), Sanjay Mishra (Court Chief Justice), and more.
Speaking extempore briefly while concluding her speech, President Droupadi Murmu underlined the issues related to implementation of verdicts given by the courts. She urged the Chief Justice of India, Union Minister of Law and Justice, Judges and other stakeholders to devise a… pic.twitter.com/eglsg3s0SA— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) May 24, 2023
“Speaking extempore briefly while concluding her speech, President Droupadi Murmu underlined the issues related to implementation of verdicts given by the courts. She urged the Chief Justice of India, Union Minister of Law and Justice, Judges and other stakeholders to devise a system to deal with such cases where verdicts are not implemented. She highlighted that the people who have spent their time, energy and money to fight the case for years should get justice in real sense.”
This is what was tweeted by President Droupadi Murmu (@rashtrapatibhvn)