Allahabad: Allahabad High Court’s Chief Justice- Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud while speaking at the function, provided a message for the Indian Judiciary that “dialogue and dissent” which being the essential characteristics of the Democratic Society, the Judiciary should stay committed to safeguard it.
The function which was held in the mark of 150th anniversary of the Allahabad High Court, where along with Chief Justice of India- T. S. Thakur and President of India- Pranab Mukherjee, the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court also found stated on the Judiciary’s responsibility and co- operation from bar.
Moreover, it was also found stated by the HC’s Chief Justice- Chandrachud that the in the manner to promot dialogue and protect dissent, the judges should function. Further, he said that in the administration of justice, Judges ought to make a wise use of judicial powers moreover, they also need to discharge their duties in an manner that “promotes dialogue and protect dissent”.
Also while commenting on issue of fixated views of laws, the Allahabad HC’ Chief Justice, also cautioned saying that “laws tends to follow precedents”, however, administration of justice also necessarily involves the interpretation of laws as per “contemporary needs and challenges”. By quoting the citation from Book ‘Idea of Justice’ written by Amartya Sen, he said Sen has eloquently stated that law is not all about niti (means rule), but it is also about, nyay (means justice).
In the function, the Chief Justice of High Court- Chandrachud was delivering the welcome speech, and in the Guest list at the function, along with CJI and President, the Uttar Pradesh Governor- Ram Naik, Chief Minister- Akhilesh Yadav and Union Law Minister- Sadananda Gowda were also present and shared dais.
Moreover, in the audience side, there were a large number of noted jurists present, and among them, serving and retired judges from the Supreme Court of India, other chief justices from High Courts and Governor of West Bengal- Keshri Nath Tripathi were also present. Governor- Keshri Nath Tripathi has practiced law there for long.
Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan