New Delhi: On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day International Judicial Conference 2020, which the Honorable Supreme Court has organized at its premises. The theme of this year’s conference is “Judiciary and the changing world.”
While addressing today, PM Modi applauded the Indian judiciary as it has redefined environmental jurisprudence for striking a balance between development and ecological protection.
Also, he PM said that any nation or society in the world could not claim to accomplish holistic development without gender justice.
Besides that, talking about the laws on transgenders, ‘Triple Talaq,’ and the rights of ‘Divyang,’ he said that the Central government took steps to grant rights to women in military services and paid maternity leave for 26 weeks to women.
Then, on technology usage, PM Modi said that it could aid the procedural management of courts and benefit the justice delivery system greatly. He remarked-
“In addition, in the changing times, issues like data protection, cyber-crime pose new challenges for the judiciary.”
Furthermore, he mentioned the Indian courts’ recent judicial verdicts and said that the people of the country “wholeheartedly” accepted them regardless of the many apprehensions expressed regarding the consequences.
At the conference, Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde said that India is a “melting pot of cultures” and has assimilated cultures of Mughals, Dutch, Portuguese, and English. He added-
“Constitution has created a strong and independent judiciary and we have strived to keep this basic feature intact.”
Referring to apex court judgments, the Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said on this occasion that terrorists and corrupt people have “no right to privacy” and should be prevented from abusing the system.
Moreover, Prasad said that governance must be left to elected representatives, and delivering judgments should be left to judges. He added that populism should not violate the established principles of law.
Watch his Full Address Here:
Addressing an International Judicial Conference in New Delhi. https://t.co/N1gTEcF6fN
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 22, 2020
Various other international legal luminaries from around the world participated in the conference. The Union Law Minister Prasad and CJI Bobde were also in attendance on this occasion. Also, UK SC’s Chief Justice Robert Reed delivered a keynote address at the conference, and Chief Justice of Australia was also present.