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Indianise’ legal system to make justice delivery more effective: CJI

N V Ramana, India’s Chief Justice, advocated for the “Indianization” of the country’s legal system on Friday, stating that the current colonial norms may not be suitable for the demands of the Indian populace.

“Very often our justice delivery poses multiple barriers for the common people. The working and the style of courts do not sit well with the complexities of India. Our systems practise rules being colonial in origin may not be best suited to the needs of Indian population. The need of the hour is the Indianisation of our legal system”, the CJI said while addressing an event organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council to pay tributes to late Supreme Court judge Justice Mohan Mohan Shantanagoudar.

Referring to a family of a village, CJI Ramana highlighted that the people of rural areas do not understand the legal proceedings in English, so they have to spend more money.

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“If any family of the village comes to the court to settle their dispute, then they cannot adjust there. They do not understand the arguments of the court which are mostly in English. Court proceedings are so complex that sometimes people misunderstand, they have to spend more money to understand the court proceedings,” Ramana underlined.

Justice Ramana also recalled some of the important judgments by justice Shantanagoudar. In March 2020, justice Shantagoudar came to the rescue of small farmers and held that a farmer is entitled to file a consumer complaint against a seed company for deficiency of service. Through a ruling in February, justice Shantagoudar obligated the banks to ensure safe custody of valuables in their lockers, holding that banks cannot wash off their hands and claim that they bear no liability towards their customers for the operation of the locker.

Justice S Abdul Nazeer, Justice A S Bopanna, Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, Justice B V Nagarathna, Acting Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court Satish Chandra Sharma, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Law Minister J C Madhuswamy, several present and former judges of Supreme Court and High Court, office-bearers and members of Bar Council, among others, were present.
Late Justice Shantanagoudar’s family was also present at the event.

Recalling his long association with him since a young age, Chief Minister Bommai said.

(With inputs from agencies)

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