Bringing equality in judicial system is the biggest challenge: CM Kamal Nath

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that in the present context, there is a need to make improvements in the Judiciary, Executive and Legislature for a strong democracy. The biggest challenge before us today is that everyone should get justice, get it on time and there should be equality. The Chief Minister was addressing a seminar organized by the Confederation of Alumni of National Law Universities Foundation (CAN) in the Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Auditorium.

Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that our existing system has to be seen in the context of the changes going on in every field. He said that freedom and equality are the basis of unity of our country, which we provide to the people through the judicial system. Shri Kamal Nath said that there is no country like India in the whole world nor is there a constitution of any country like India. He said that when India became independent, creation of a Constitution was a challenge. This was the biggest challenge because India is a country of diversities. There are diversities of food and attire from North to South. There is diversity in dialects and culture as well as customs and traditions. Formation of a Constitution for such a country was a challenging job. The Chief Minister said that with this Constitution, the Executive, Judiciary and Legislature came into existence and we got basic elements like law of governance.

The Chief Minister said that today the challenge is how we should go with the changes taking place in the world and how we succeed in adopting them. One of the challenges is also that how improvements have to be made in the Executive and Judiciary according to the changes. He said that we have a huge number of entrepreneurs. We have maximum young human resources. Till ten years ago, youth had limited access to knowledge and technology. Today it has increased due to internet. The Chief Minister said that how this change should be adopted by the judiciary, executive and legislature is a challenge.

Speaker of Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Shri Narmada Prasad Prajapati said that how the judiciary and the legislature should come together to give better system to the people should be seriously considered. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice Shri A.K. Mittal said that along with infrastructure for justice, we also have to bring fundamental changes in the judicial system with time. Along with bringing judicial awareness, the judicial system will also have to be improved at the ground level. He said that law students and advocates have to jointly bring about changes in their work functioning and improve judicial system. He said that a policy should be made that students pursuing law should do internship in rural areas for a year. This will enable us to know people’s expectations. He said that law students can make a career through their education but they should have a sense of duty as this education is related to meting out justice to people.

Supreme Court Justice Shri A.M. Khanwilkar said that the initiative of the National Law University alumni who have served in the field of education and health through the CAN Foundation is the greatest human service. He said that the foundation of our justice system is also the section of society which is poor, deprived of resources. They should get justice, this is the goal. Shri Khanvilkar said that education leads to excellent human development. With this point of view, the National Law Institute is preparing an efficient human resource. MP Shri Vivek Tankha also addressed this seminar.

On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath felicitated those who excelled in various fields and released the CAN Foundation’s magazine “Chandragupta”. The Foundation’s CEO Shri Siddharth R. Gupta informed about the purpose and activities of the Foundation.

Public Relations and Law-Legal Affairs Minister Shri P.C. Sharma, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice Shri J. K. Maheshwari, Chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal Justice Shri Rajendra Menon, Bar Council of India Chairman Shri Manan K. Mishra and Advocate General of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shashank Shekhar were present in the programme.