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Chief Justice of India NV Raman delivered his address today on the role of judiciary in democracy. CJI Raman was speaking at an event organized by Association of Indo-Americans in San Francisco, California in the United States of America. In his address, he said that the ruling party in India believes that every government action deserves judicial support, while the opposition parties also expect the judiciary to take forward their political agenda. But the judiciary alone is answerable to the constitution and the constitution.
Some institutions are unable to understand the roles and responsibilities
The Chief Justice also expressed dismay that even after 75 years of independence, people have not understood the roles and responsibilities assigned to each institution by the Constitution. The Chief Justice said that as we celebrate the 75th year of independence this year and when our republic turns 72, with some regret I must add here that we still have every institution assigned by the Constitution Has not learned to fully appreciate the roles and responsibilities that have been given.
Chief Justice praised the people living in the village
The Chief Justice said that the people of India have done their job remarkably well so far. We should have no reason to doubt the collective intelligence of our people. Importantly, voters in rural India are more active in undertaking this task than their urban, educated and affluent counterparts. CJI Raman said that both India and the United States of America are known for their diversity, which needs to be respected and nurtured everywhere in the world.
It is also necessary to honor deserving talents from diverse backgrounds.
The Chief Justice said that in order to uphold the faith of all sections of the society in the system, it is also necessary to honor deserving talents from diverse backgrounds. The CJI said that people of Indian origin in the United States have played an active role in building modern America from modest beginnings. He has not only changed his identity but also the face of this country.