CJI Reminds Legislature Of “Lakshman Rekha” With Judiciary; Cautions Against Misuse of PILs

| Updated: April 30, 2022 1:38 pm

A joint conference of chief ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts, was inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi Saturday morning in Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, CJI N.V. Ramana noted that deliberate inaction by governments despite judicial pronouncements is not good for the health of democracy.

“Constitution provides separation of power among three organs and the harmonious function between three organs strengthens democracy. One should be mindful of the Lakshman Rekha while dispensing duties,” he noted.

Mr Ramana also voiced his concern over the misuse of Public Interest Litigations (PIL). PILs have now turned into “Personal Interest Litigation” and are used to settle personal scores, he said, adding that courts are now highly cautious in entertaining the same.

Mr Ramana also underlined the need for use of local languages in courts, a pitch that found resonance with PM Narendra Modi’s address at the meet.

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