Webinar on “Access to Justice by #ShardaUniversity

– 300+ academicians, students and lawyers participated in an interactive session with   Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief justice of India

New Delhi: Due to COVID-19 outbreak, many private universities across country are making efforts to keep teaching-learning on-going process to minimize disruption in the academic schedule. Sharda University, one of the largest State Private Universities in North India with 63 acres of sprawling campus has started a series of Webinars by inviting experts from different verticals to share industry experiences and educate students.

School of Law at Sharda University recently conducted a webinar with Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief justice of India on the topic “Access to Justice”. 300+ academicians, students and lawyers across the country participated in an interactive session with Justice Misra.

Hon’ble Justice Dipak Misra, Former Chief justice of India said “Access to Justice is queen of all the virtues; law and Courts in India have taken progressive steps to achieve Access to Justice as it remains a continuous challenge. Although justice delivery system exists but important additions are required to make it more effective. It is important that lawyers should be available to the common man in the police stations itself to have easy accessibility”.

Justice Misra further highlighted the need of technology in providing access to Justice. Delhi High Court is completely functional as e-court and justice is accessible to all with ease. In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, The Supreme Court has directed all district courts across India to switch to video proceedings. The Supreme Court and High Courts are already conducting proceedings via Video Conferencing. He also explained that people should write letters to Chief Justice and Courts take suo-moto action, which only expands the scope of access to justice.

Mr Y K Gupta, Pro Chancellor, Sharda University “highlighted the importance of such interactive webinars for the benefit of faculty and students. We at Sharda University are ensuring seamless online classes during lockdown period and is helping society in the war against Corona”, he said.

Mr Gupta further told that, “Sharda Hospital has set up a 100-bed isolation ward to take care of corona patients and CSE Students have developed robots to help government hospital”.

Prof Sibaram Khara, Vice Chancellor appreciated efforts of School of Law in organizing such contemporary webinars.

Dr. Pradeep Kulshrestha, Dean, School of law, Sharda University said “The Preamble of the Constitution declares Social, Economic and Political Justice as the essential feature of the Indian Constitution. Many Path breaking steps like Public Interest Litigation (PIL) have gone a long way in providing justice to all, but there is a lot more to be achieved and we need to fill the gaps in the system”.

“Eminent speakers like Justice Misra helps students to face challenges and understand the road map by sharing their life experiences”, he added.