High Court Inauguration
Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud, Union Law Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren all attended the inauguration ceremony of the Jharkhand high court. Droupadi Murmu, the President of India, officially opened the Jharkhand High Court’s new edifice.
In her speech, President Murmu argued that the new structure should have a creche to enable women to practise law while still caring for their children. In terms of working circumstances, many courthouses have opened nurseries so that our sisters can take care of the kids while they work. I’m hoping that there will be room for creches in the new structure. A temple of justice is a court. She also emphasised the necessity of lowering legal expenses. Regarding access to justice, we must constantly look for methods to make it better. Cost is a significant consideration because the high cost of litigation prevents many people from accessing justice. President Murmu also brought up the situation of prisoners awaiting trial, pointing out that jails were overcrowded and that the problem’s underlying causes needed to be addressed. It is encouraging to see that undertrials are a topic that is being discussed. To ensure that the justice delivery system is inclusive, numerous efforts have been taken.
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud also addressed the issue of undertrial inmates’ delays in receiving justice and how it can damage public confidence in the administration of justice. I am aware of the distinction between justice and injustice because of my experience at the High Court. Undertrials suffer in prisons because they lack the money to pursue a case. One of the cornerstones of criminal law jurisprudence is the presumption of innocence. The CJI added that only when court decisions are available in local languages will they be accessible to the over six lakh Indian villages. We intend to translate Supreme Court rulings using artificial intelligence. Nearly 6,000 Supreme Court decisions have been translated into Hindi, and the SCR portal currently offers free access to 34000 of these decisions. Live streaming has also helped spread awareness of court proceedings throughout the nation, the CJI added.
Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Law Minister of Jharkhand repeated this idea when discussing the difficulties the judiciary faces.