Maintain dignity, credibility of judiciary: Kerala Chief Justice

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015,20:38 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode | Kerala High Court Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan today called upon judges and advocates to pay more attention to  ensure the credibility and dignity of judiciary in the country.
Inaugurating a national seminar on ‘Current issues before the Legal Profession and the Judiciary’ organized by the Bar Association of India (BAI) here, he said delay in the deliverance of justice was one of the most challenges faced by the judicial system in the country.
Stating the saying Justice delayed is justice denied to the people, he said the democratic system itself would be in peril if justice deliverance system was improper.
Lack of basic infrastructure, shortage of staff due to non-fulfillment of vacancies in all levels were some of the reasons for the delayed court proceedings across the country, he said adding similar situations existed in many others countries too.
Despite all this, the judiciary should strive for achieving the confidence of the people in a democratic set up, he added.
BAI President R K P Shankar Dass Presided over the function where General Secretary Rachana Srivastava introduced the topic.
Kerala High Court Advocates Association President John Varghese, BAI Associate President and former Additional Solicitor General of India K N Bhat, Executive Vice President Prashant Kumar and Convener and member, executive committee K A Devarajan, among others, spoke.