New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded Chief Justice DY Chandrachud’s insistence on making Supreme Court judgments available in regional languages. The Prime Minister tweeted, “In a recent program, Chief Justice DY Chandrachud talked about working towards making the decisions of the Supreme Court available in regional languages. He also suggested the use of technology for this. It is a commendable idea, which will help many people.
Prime Minister Modi also shared the video clip of the Chief Justice’s address at an event organized by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa in Mumbai. In the past, the Prime Minister has consistently advocated making judicial decisions more accessible to the common man by making them available in regional languages. PM Modi said in another tweet, ‘There are many languages in India, which enhance our cultural vibrancy. The central government is making several efforts to encourage Indian languages, which include the option of studying subjects like engineering and medicine in their mother tongue.
Meanwhile, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Sunday tried to support the views of a retired high court judge, who said that the Supreme Court has “kidnapped” the Constitution by deciding to appoint judges on its own. In recent times, the conflict between the government and the judiciary has increased regarding the process of appointment of judges in the higher judiciary. Sharing a video of an interview of former Delhi High Court judge Justice RS Sodhi (retd), Rijiju said it was the “voice of a judge” and that most people have similar “sensible views”.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 22, 2023, 20:47 IST