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Shri Modi advises the legal fraternity to go digital

On the afternoon of 1st March, 2014, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the closing ceremony of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bar Council of India, at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Shri Modi, while addressing a large gathering of legal experts who had come from across the country called for the need to go digital adding that bringing about a transformation in the judicial system was required. He cited the need to adopt online analysis of legal cases, and emphasized on publicizing judicial knowledge to the common man. This, Shri Modi stated, could be achieved by promoting a special judicial TV channel or having a weekly session through the electronic media, wherein cases and their verdicts are shared. He further opined that this way we could develop a great system.

Shri Modi spoke highly of the role played by the ‘Forensic Scientists’ in the judicial system, and underscored the need to strengthen this further.He then spoke of how the e-library facilities provided to talukas in Gujarat had gone a long way in strengthening the State’s judiciary. Modi ji highlighted the value of having a policy-driven government and how this could be an effective way of decreasing discrimination and as such would promote delivery of quality justice. Shri Modi urged the legal fraternity to work effectively towards ensuring Mahatma Gandhi’s thought of providing justice to the last person.

Among the distinguished guests present on the occasion included Hon’ble Justice K. S. Panicker Radhakrishnan (Judge, Supreme Court of India), Hon’ble Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya (Chief Justice of Gujarat), Hon’ble Justice Mohit Shantilal Shah (Chief Justice of Maharashtra & Goa), Shri Bhupendrasinh Chaudasama (Minister of Law and Justice, Government of Gujarat) and Shri Manan Kumar Mishra (Chairman, Bar Council of India).