The Vice President (VP) of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, has said that the language used in the courts should be understood by the petitioners who are seeking justice. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the new building for Allahabad High Court, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
The Vice President told the judges and members of the Bar Association that while our Constitution envisages independence of judiciary from the executive, the Legislature and Judiciary should share healthy mutual respect and should complement each other.
He proclaimed that judiciary is a key pillar of our democratic polity and suggested that judiciary should strengthen democracy by ensuring speedy justice. He lamented that there was a huge volume of cases pending in Indian courts and recommended that Courts must make use of innovative tools such as Lok Adalats, Gram Nyayalays, and Fast Track Courts for speedy justice disbursal.
The Vice President advised that the endless possibilities of information technology should also be fully exploited to make procedures more transparent and less cumbersome. He underscored the importance of the use of local languages in the procedures of courts in India for their easy comprehension by the common people.
Applauding the functioning of the National Judicial Data Grid which found place in Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018 for facilitating the enforcement of commercial contracts, the Vice President said that we should avoid delays in judicial litigation and create a robust regulatory architecture to inspire more confidence among investors.
The Vice President urged the courts to stand by the truth at all times so that each citizen could feel confident that truth alone would triumph in this country. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Ram Naik, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adithyanath, retired and sitting judges of Allahabad High Court, Judges from Supreme Court, and others were present on the occasion.
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