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Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju bats for regional languages in courts and legal system's curricular activities

Regional languages in legal system: Speaking at the 12th Convocation of Dr Ambedkar Law University in Chennai, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated that he has discussed with the top judiciary officials regarding the matter.

Anurag Roushan Edited By: Anurag Roushan @Candid_Tilaiyan Chennai Updated on: December 02, 2022 13:00 IST
Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju speaking at the 12th
Image Source : ANI Union Law Minister Kiran Rijiju speaking at the 12th Convocation of Dr Ambedkar Law University in Chennai

Regional languages in legal system: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said that Indian courts and legal system must have regional languages in their curricular activities.

Speaking at the 12th Convocation of Dr Ambedkar Law University in Chennai, the minister stated that he has discussed with the top judiciary officials regarding the matter. 

"I have spoken to the Chief Justice, senior judges of Supreme Court, all Chief Justices of High Courts that in future we must give priority to local languages," Rijiju claimed. 

The law minister further said that it will be a matter of pride to see the Tamil language holding greater significance in the state's judiciar system. "In Tamil Nadu, we will be proud to see the Tamil language taking centre stage at the Madras High Court and all district courts and subordinate courts of Tamil Nadu," Rijiju added. 

Efforts being made to collect legal glossaries published in regional languages: Law minister

Earlier, on the occasion of Constitution Day, he claimed that the government is making efforts to collect legal glossaries published in regional languages, digitise them and make them available to the public in a searchable format. 

Showing his concern, Rijiju said the language is becoming a barrier in accessing justice as legal terminology is not available in regional languages.

"In a vast country like India where 65% of the total population still lives in rural areas and where the regional and local language is the medium of understanding, language becomes one of the perceived barriers in ensuring universal access to justice of the country when legal material and legal terminology are not available in local language understandable by the common man," added the law minister. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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