Written By Aishwarya
During the Legal Services Day celebrations Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the hard work that goes into being a judge. He took note of comments made recently on social media and other fora, opining that many people do not understand a judge’s responsibility.
“In the Court we know what judges do and what is their primary responsibility. Many people do not understand. I’ve stated on many occasions the life of a judge. You may have heard many comments these days, especially on social media, there are some unpalatable remarks also being made. But when you see closely how much judges have to perform, the hard work, the homework, the studies – it is very difficult for people like us to comprehend.”
Rijiju emphasised that judges cannot be as open as others who lead a public life due to certain limitations.
He also commended the teamwork displayed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justice UU Lalit in furthering the cause of the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) and expressed confidence that the efforts will reach a new high.
“We all know that more than 4 crore cases are pending in the lower courts. The government is taking lot of steps to ensure proper infrastructure for subordinate judiciary. Lower judiciary is where I feel the greatest thrust must be given at this point of time. So many people do not get justice.”
He reiterated the cause that the NALSA was working towards, “ensuring that people do not have to struggle to get bare minimum justice.”
“Some simple souls, someone from village will be scared to go to court. The idea of bringing justice at the doorstep is transforming the judiciary in our country.” he stated.