Democracy not good if all don’t enjoy fundamental rights: Gavai

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Mar 2018 10:52:52


District Correspondent

“Independent functioning of judiciary is most important thing in democracy to provide justice to common people and Indian Constitution is the most important document for people of country, irrespective of their religious books. Directive principles and fundamental rights are two golden wheels of democracy’s chariot and if we fail to reach out the fundamental rights to last section of society then there is no meaning of democracy. Architect of Indian Constitution, Dr Babasahab Ambedkar has dreamt of equal justice for all. Legislative , executive and judiciary are the three pillars of Constitution and people expect from them to work properly in the interest of common people,” said Justice Bhushan Gavai, from Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court.

Gavai was addressing the function after unveiling the corner stone and performing ground breaking ceremony for the proposed extended building of Gondia District and Sessions Court. Justice M G Giratkar, Bombay High Court (Nagpur Bench), Kamlakar Kothekar, Principal District and Sessions Judge and Adv T B Katre, President, Gondia District Bar Association, were prominently seated on dais.
Nitin Borkar, Principal District and Sessions Judge (Chandrapur), Pandey, District Judge – I (Bhandara), Sharad Trivedi, District Judge – I , Madhuri Anand, District Judge – II, Ishrat Sheikh Nazir, Civil Judge (Senior Division), P H Kharwade, Chief judicial Magistrate , P B Bhonsle, Joint Civil Judge (Junior Division), A V Tehsildar, Second Joint Civil Judge (Junior Division), A S Jarude ,Third Joint Civil Judge (Junior Division), Malode , Fourth Joint Civil Judge (Junior Division), Deshmukh, Civil Judge (Junior Division, Amgaon ), Chandekar, Registrar (Mumbai HC), Ashish Awari, Anant Walaskar, Sub Divisional Officer, Sonali Chauhan, Executive Engineer, Public Works Department, Nalini Bharadwaj, Registrar, senior lawyers Adv.Jayantilal Parmar, Adv. Rudrasen Borkar, were the prominent among those present.

Recalling his connection with Gondia, Justice Gavai said that he had started his career as lawyer in the year 1985 and had fought case of the infamous Shyma Kalya’s custodial death for which he use to come to Gondia regularly. He also remembered the long association of his late father R S Gavai with late Manooharbhai Patel, former Maharashtra Minister Cheddilal Gupta and Kewalchand Jain.

He said that Gondia has rich heritage in judiciary and city has given many noted lawyers and judges to judiciary. He also planted a sapling in the proposed site of new court building.Earlier, the programme begins with guests lighting the traditional lamp followed by with welcome song presented by the students of Babamal Nichani Adarsh Sindhi Vidya Mandir. Adv Manju Chauturvedi recited Saraswati Vandana. While making welcome speech, Adv T B Katre informed that Gondia has completed 16 years as independent judicial district after it’s bifurcation from Bhandara district.

Justice M G Giratkar, who is also a guardian judge for Gondia, stressed the need for united efforts to bring better ameneties here. Along with Justice Bhushan Gavai’s cooperation, he also thanked Gondia Collector Dr Amit Saini for sanctioning the needed land for the construction of extended court building. Judge Kamlakar Kothekar informed that the new ground plus five-storey court building will come up with the estimated cost of Rs 32 crore. He said that there are 19126 cases are in pendency for Gondia and the improved facility will help in resolving them at the earliest. Sharad Trivedi, District Judge – I and Madhuri Anand, District Judge – II read out the introduction of Justice Gavai and Justice Giratkar. The GDBA members presented a scroll , shawl and shrifal to Justice Gavai , acknowledging his support.

Lawyer Adv Omprakash Methi and Nitin Dhoke, Fifth Joint Civil Judge (Junior Division) jointly compared the proceedings of the programme while Ishrat Sheikh Nazir, Civil Judge (Senior Division) proposed vote of thanks.
Adv Methi while comparing mentioned the names of Adv T B Katre, adv. Parag Tiwari and Adv Pandey for their efforts in filing the PIL in Nagpur bench of Mumbai High Court to get the land sanctioned for extension of district court.Civic Chief Ashok Ingle, former ZP President Adv. K R Shende, Netram Katre,councilor Shakil Mansuri, Former District Government Pleader Adv. Beena Bajpayee, Bar Association Labour Court`s President Adv Rajkumar Bombarde, Adv. Parag Tiwari, Adv. Rajendra Lanje (Sadak Arjuni), Adv. Yesulal Uprade (Amgaon), Adv Prashant Sangidwar (Deori), Adv. Agrawal, Adv Mobin Sheikh, Adv Nitesh Popat, Adv Suresh Agrawal, Adv Vinod Jani, Adv Mohan Gupta, Adv Shyam Khodecha, Adv Indrakumar Hotchandani, Adv Girish Patel, Adv Pramod Bapat, Adv Rajesh Bhajipale, Ramesh Bhendarkar, Police Inspector Manohar Dhabade were present.

GDBA Vice-President Adv Krishna Tiwari, Secretary Adv Vasant Chute, Treasurer Adv Ranjita Shukla, Sunita Pincha, Adv Sule, Arti Bhagat, Sachin Borkar, Prakash Tolani, Kailash Khandelwal, Pervez Sheikh, Sewakram Bagde, Sohail Khan, A V Bhendarkar, Alka Bokde, Pradhnya Dongre, Ajay Fendarkar, Pramod Funde, Sachin Bansod, Court Employee Organisations President V P Bedarkar, Contractor Fatehsingh Chauhan, Superintendent of District Court S V Kane, Prahlad Randive, Mahendra Patle, M R Katre, Katekar and others strove hard towards the success of the programme.