Tamil to be Supreme Court language, hopes Karunanidhi

Speaking at the unveiling of B.R. Ambedkar's statue in the Madras High Court premises,  he said: "Tamil language should resonate in the precincts of the Supreme Court. As a first step, Tamil should be the high court language here for which the judges should take necessary steps."

He said the DMK government does not lag behind any other government in following the ideals of Ambedkar regardless of the opposition.
Referring to the petition submitted by Madras High Court Advocates Association President R.C. Paul Kanakaraj for 10 acre ground for setting up a medical trust to render medical assistance for advocates, he said a decision will be taken after consulting with the state officials.

Unveiling the statue, Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan said: "In all the courts across the country, cases are pending for several years. Setting up of more courts and appointing more judges is the only way to settle the pending cases."
The Chief Justice of Madras High Court H.L. Gokhale said the lawyers should assist in the smooth functioning of the court.

He said the judges cite Ambedkar's philosophies in their judgments. It is the duty of the lawyers and judiciary to uphold the Indian constitution framed by Ambedkar.
The function witnessed some tense moments with a section of lawyers waving black flags and shouting slogans against Karunanidhi demanding action against police officials for last year's clash in the high court premises.

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