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CJI calls for ‘Indianising’ legal system

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 20, Sep 2021
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What is the issue ?

  • Ordinary Indians felt out of place in courts, where proceedings were lengthy, expensive and in English.
  • These days judgments have become lengthy, which further complicates the position of litigants.
  • The systems, practices and rules of courts were foreign and sourced from our colonial days.

Advice of CJI

  • Indianisation means the need to adapt to the practical realities of our society and localise our justice delivery systems.
  • Rules and procedures of justice delivery should be made simple.
  • It is crucial to make justice delivery more transparent, accessible and effective.
  • Procedural barriers often undermine access to justice.