New Delhi, Jun 26 (ILNS) The Chief Justice of India NV Ramana today launched the book ‘Anomalies of Law and Justice’ authored by Justice RV Raveendran and said, through this book, the author undertakes to explain in simple terms, various deficiencies in the law which require to be overcome, so that the common man does not lose faith in the judiciary and the legal system.
While Launching the book through a webinar , the CJI said, “ Law and Justice is an attempt to explain to the lay man that the law and the legal system is still evolving and it requires more critical thinking to resolve issues which have persisted in the system for a long time. The book was launched on an E-platform followed by a panel discussion by the legal luminaries.
Apart from the CJI, and Justice Raveendran , former CJI’s Justice M N Venkatachallaiah and Justice R.S Lahoti, and former Supreme Court Judge Justice BN Srikrishna were present at the panel discussion which was Moderated by Senior Counsel Arvind Datar.
During the course of the panel discussion that followed the launch of the book, Justice Ramana said that the matter of internet connectivity figured prominently in the two-day conference of Chief Justices of High Courts held recently. The CJI expressed concern that the poor connectivity in rural, tribal, remote and hilly areas is adversely impacting the pace of justice delivery system and is also depriving thousands of young lawyers across the country of their livelihood. A whole generation of lawyers is being pushed out of the system due to digital divide, the CJI said.
Justice Ramana informed that he recently wrote to the Minister of Law, Communications and IT highlighting these issues and requested him to initiate steps on priority basis, to bridge the digital divide and also to evolve a mechanism to help the advocates who lost their livelihood due to pandemic and who are in dire need of financial assistance. The need to declare the legal professionals and associated functionaries as frontline workers and the need to vaccinate them all on priority was also highlighted by the CJI in the said communication addressed to the Minister In charge.
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One aspect which caught my attention, the CJI said is the part addressing the ADR mechanism in India. Justice Raveendran has years of experience in this field. He has the distinction of settling major contentious arbitrations
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In this excellent compendium, published by Eastern Book Company, Justice Raveendran brings forward the contemporary problems in justice delivery, corrupt system, the role of diverse institutions in the Parliamentary Democracy, deterioration of moral values, loss of confidence of the common man in the rule of law, judicial conduct in decision making and law being not in sync with justice. With over four decades of experience on the Bench and off it, Justice Raveendran suggests meaningful and vitally important solutions to these problems. The Book consists of two sets of articles – the first dealing with matters relating to law and justice of relevance and interest to the general public and the second dealing with subjects of special interest to the members of the Judiciary and the Bar.
The Publisher Eastern Book Company (EBC) organized the panel discussion through an online mode and the registration link was circulated to the legal fraternity across the country./ILNS/SNG