New Delhi ,
The Vice President, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar today asked the media to be extra careful while reporting about the judiciary. He also said that dignity of judges and respect for judiciary is inviolable as these are fundamentals of rule of law and constitutionalism.
Speaking as the Chief Guest at the first ‘Justice J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture’ at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh today, the Vice President said that a spinally strong, fair and independent Justice System is the safest guarantee to blossoming and flourishing of democratic values. “Indisputably Democracy is best nurtured when all constitutional institutions are wholly in sync and confined to their respective domain,” he added.
The first ‘Justice J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture’ was delivered by the Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul to the august gathering. Recalling his many interactions as senior advocate with Justice Verma at Rajasthan High Court and Supreme Court, Shri Dhankhar said that his tenure was marked with judicial ecosystem upliftment, enhancing the transparency and accountability.
Praising Justice Verma for delivering many judgments with far reaching impact on society, the Vice President said that his landmark judgment in Vishaka case buy aurogra
Noting that Justice Verma impacted various facets of laws from federalism to secularism, to the catalyst of gender Justice in India, Shri Dhankhar said that his life and thoughts will ever inspire and motivate us and coming generations.
Shri Mangubhai Patel, Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Chauhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Judge, Supreme Court, Justice J. K. Maheshwari, Judge, Supreme Court, Justice Ravi Malimath, Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Shri Rakesh Singh, Lok Sabha Member, Shri Vivek K. Tankha, Rajya Sabha Member & Chairman, J.S. Verma Memorial Committee, family members of late Justice J.S. Verma and other dignitaries attended the event.