CJI Dipak Misra lays foundation of National Law University in city

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jul 2018 11:35:52


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“National Law University was a necessity for Jabalpur to provide better legal education and ensuring justice for all. In today’s scenario, it has become imperative for the law schools to take into the account changes taking place across the world as well as the contemporary issues of the Indian society. Just as the law is dynamic and changing rapidly, Law schools must adopt the emerging trends in the legal field. In a developing country like India, there is an urgent need of legal education to strengthen democracy and good governance to abide by law. Laying the foundation stone of Dharmashastra National Law University is a rekindling of legal education,” said Dipak Misra, Chief Justice of India.

CJI, Dipak Misra was addressing the foundation-laying ceremony of Dharmshastra National Law University, Jabalpur, on Saturday. Addressing the gathering, CJI, Dipak Misra gave reference of Nelson Mandela who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world”. If one need to bring democracy, rule of law, proper Government as required on the concept of law, you must have education. Unless you have legal education, you cannot harvest structure of proper constitutional governance, CJI Misra added. He said that, training in law structures determines the constitutional democratic quality in the country. Youngsters going to take admission in this national law varsity are the pillars of architecture. CJI, Dipak Misra assured that on the invitation of the university administration, he will definitely devote time for teaching at National Law University in Jabalpur.

Earlier, National Law University, Vice Chancellor, Dr Balraj Chouhan welcomed the guests and informed about the significance of National Law University. At the outset, CJI, Dipak Misra, accompanied by Union Minister, Ravishankar Prasad, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Hemant Gupta, Chief Justice of Patna High Court, Rajendra Menon, Judge in-charge of Legal Education, Justice R S Jha and National Law University, Vice Chancellor, Balraj Chouhan, unveiled the plaque of Dharmashastra National Law University and lit traditional lamps.



‘Sanskardhani’ Jabalpur has emerged as Nyayadhani: Prasad

Union Law and IT Minister, Ravishankar Prasad said that Sanskardhani Jabalpur has emerged as ‘Nyayadhani’ to prepare architects of legal structure of the country. He expressed gratitude towards Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his initiative for establishing National Law University in Jabalpur. He credited the CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan for bringing Madhya Pradesh out from the status of a sick state to achieving new heights of development. Along with promotion of agriculture, he equally promoted IT and legal education in the state. He termed Jabalpur as a Mini India for its inclusive character of culture and morality and expressed his happiness for establishing Dharmashastra National Law University in the city. Union Law Minister gave credit to advocates of Jabalpur, CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Chief Justice of India for establishing National Law University in Jabalpur. He assured to provide all necessary assistance for desired development of the university. Jabalpur will become a prime centre for legal education in India. Ravishankar Prasad said that good governance through technology is the basic concept of Digital India. Justice is essential with good governance, which requires professionally competent persons. The country needs rule of law, constitution, accountability and justice delivery. Those who are supposed to be engines of access to justice should be suitably trained. There are 31 crore Jan Dhan accounts, 121 crore mobile handsets, 45 crore smartphones and 122 crore Aadhaar card against 130 crore population in India, which have been linked under Digital India and saved Rs 90,000 crore from middlemen. The Union Law Minister informed that the country is being governed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, Law Minister, Ravishankar Prasad and Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan who together fought and struggled for individual freedom, media freedom and independence of the nation during emergency. Their commitment still remains sacrosanct and paramount. It is the responsibility of every citizen of India to respect the dignity and institutional integrity of judiciary. Corridors of the court ought not to be allowed to abuse for political power. He added that, around 16,500 district courts have been digitised. The Government has appointed 325 High Court judges, including 126 in year 2016, 115 in 2017 and 34 High Court judges have been appointed till date.



A historic day for Jabalpur, milestone for State Govt: CM

Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan has termed the establishment of Dharmashastra National Law University as historic day for Jabalpur and a milestone for the judicial fraternity and the State Government. The university has been established in a record time of 116 days. He expressed gratitude towards Chief Justice of India and Union Law Minister for their active support in establishment of the university. The Government has provided 120 acre land for establishment of the university. Initially, 120 seats are available, which are targeted to be increased upto 600 in next 5 years with 50 percent reservation for candidates of Madhya Pradesh.

He also declared for a separate branch in the University for providing legal knowledge to public representatives, bureaucrats and employees of Government departments for better decision-making. Legal knowledge is essential part of good governance for justice to needy persons. He informed about the significance of the name of university as Dharmashastra. Judiciary is working for justice with appellants, but Government also has responsibility of doing justice with residents by fulfilling their fundamental amenities and providing them better opportunities for development.

He criticized the monstrous act of persons in Mandsaur rape incident and emphasized over hearing of such cases in fast track courts for providing them strict punishment on priority basis. He advocated for capital punishment to accused of rape incidents as these monsters have no human rights. He expected that Jabalpur will emerge as Nyayadhani in the country.