Vice President calls for making justice accessible and affordable

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses the inauguration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations on the theme ‘Spirit of freedom struggle: Way forward’ in Visakhapatnam on November 02, 2021. (PIB)

Visakhapatnam: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on November 2, 2021, called for making justice accessible and affordable to all and cutting down delays in courts.

Inaugurating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations on the theme of “Spirit Of Freedom Struggle: Way Forward”, organized by Damodoram Sanjivayya Law University, Vice President Naidu said “We need to find ways to address huge pendency and inordinate delays in courts as timeliness is crucial to rendering justice.”

He said the focus of the Union Government and States should be on filling up judicial vacancies and creating requisite infrastructure.

The cost of the legal process should not become an impediment to the common man’s access to the justice system, the VP said.

He stressed that faculties of law universities have to play a key role in training students to become change agents and bring about a transformation in the administration of the justice system in the country.

VP Naidu urged the legal fraternity to fight for the cause of suppressed and oppressed people and provide them with legal aid. 

“It should be ensured that people get their entitlements without any dilution or diversion. The legal fraternity should get into action if the entitlements are not delivered.”

The Vice President called for optimal use of Information Technology to ensure speedier justice to people and also called for fully leveraging alternative dispute redress mechanisms.

Cautioning against attempts by forces inimical to India to create divisions in the name of religion, region, language or other issues, he urged the youth to be at the forefront of this national campaign to transform the lives of the people and contribute their might towards building a strong, prosperous, healthier and happy India.

On the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of Damodaram Sanjivayya by the University, the Vice President paid glowing tributes to him. He said that Damodaram Sanjivayya is remembered for his honesty, integrity and commitment to serving the nation selflessly.

It truly is an honour that this university is named after such a great son of India, he added.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Prof. (Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Registrar, Prof. (Dr.) K. Madhusudhana Rao, faculty, and students were among those present on the occasion. (Press Release)


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