Judiciary losing its human strength: CJI

Judiciary losing its human strength: CJI

“There is a wave of change. Computer has penetrated the minds of people with decrease in human values. At this juncture, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary should be strong enough to protect Constitutional rights. However, judiciary is losing its human strength,” Chief Justice of India (CJI) Tirath Singh Thakur said on Saturday.

He was delivering a lecture on ‘Tackling the Arrears: In the pursuit of excellence’ at the Justice V S Malimath Memorial Programme in the city. Referring to the book ‘The Idea of Justice’ by Amartya Sen on three children fighting over a flute, he said, “Everyone wants justice while each one’s concept of justice is different from the other’s. Justice is an aspiration for all humans and injustice a brooding emotion that pushes them to revolt against it.”

He continued, “Justice as a virtue is timeless and the very essence of any political, social or economic order. There can be no stability unless justice permeates the social economic and political fabric of the system chosen by men to regulate their lives.”

Justice Thakur also noted, “The notion of justice has been associated with power and its manifestation in the governance of people and resources.”

The CJI got emotional as he recalled his stint as a judge in the High Court of Karnataka from 1994 to 2004.

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