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Delay in delivery of justice a major hindrance: PM Modi

Law ministers conference in Gujarat: The conference witnessed discussions revolving around topics like alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation for quick and affordable justice; upgrading overall legal infrastructure.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: October 15, 2022 12:17 IST
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Image Source : PTI/ REPRESENTATIONAL (FILE). PM Modi addresses conference of law ministers.

Highlights

  • PM Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session of Conference of Law Ministers & Law Secretaries
  • The 2-day conference is being hosted by the Ministry of Law and Justice at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat
  • Law ministers and secretaries from states and union territories will attend the event

Law ministers conference in Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (October 15) said that delay in getting justice is one of the major challenges faced by the people of the country.

In his video message aired at the inaugural session of the two-day "All India Conference of Law Ministers and Law Secretaries" at Ekta Nagar in Kevadia near the 'Statue of Unity', Modi also said that laws should be written in lucid manner and in regional languages so that the poorest of the poor can understand them.

"Delay in getting justice is one of the major challenges being faced by the people of our country," Modi said while also giving various suggestions to overcome the issue.

He said the speciality of Indian society is that for thousands of years, while walking on the path of development it also carried out internal reforms.

"Our society voluntarily got rid of obsolete laws, bad customs and traditions, as we know that if they become stereotypes they pose a hindrance to progress," Modi said.

 The two-day conference was hosted by the Ministry of Law and Justice at Ekta Nagar in Gujarat.

According to Prime Minister's Office (PMO), the objective of the conference is to provide a common forum for policymakers to discuss issues relating to the Indian legal and judicial system.

Law ministers and secretaries from states and union territories attended the event.

States and union territories will be able to share their best practices, exchange new ideas and improve their mutual cooperation through this conference.

The conference witnessed discussions revolving around topics like alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation for quick and affordable justice; upgrading overall legal infrastructure; removing obsolete laws and improving access to justice.

There was also a discussion on reducing the pendency of cases and ensuring speedy disposal, bringing uniformity in proposals relating to state bills for better centre-state coordination and strengthening state legal systems.

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