President Ram Nath Kovind today said that justice gets further strengthened if the three institutions of the state namely, judiciary, legislature, and executive are in harmonious existence. He was addressing the valedictory function of the Constitution Day Celebrations organized by the Supreme Court of India. He complimented the Indian Judiciary for the achievement that people repose faith in the judiciary. Mr. Kovind added that it is incumbent on the judges to exercise utmost discretion in their utterances in the courtrooms. He said that indiscrete remarks even if made with good intention give space for dubious interpretations to run down the judiciary.
Mr Kovind hoped to see increased access to legal aid and advisory services for all. He said that it can take the form of a movement or a better-institutionalized mechanism. He also highlighted the issue of long pendency of cases, gender balance in the judiciary and spoke about appointments in the judiciary. He noted with pain some cases of disparaging remarks against the judiciary made on social media platforms and hoped that this is an aberration and would be short-lived.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana and Law Minister Kiren Rijiju were also present on the occasion.