Judges should deliver justice at doorsteps: Kiren Rijiju | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Judges should also go out in the fields and give judgments at the doorstep of people, law minister Kiren Rijiju suggested on Thursday.
“I have told the CJI that it is not necessary to give judgments from the courtrooms only, but judges can go to the fields and give justice at the doorstep of people,” Rijiju said. He added that the scope of justice dispensation should be enlarged, not bound by the limitations of courtrooms.
Rijiju said time has come to step out of “our comfort zone” and not be limited by boundaries, while referring to the vastness of the country and its diversity. “We are such a big country, no one has experienced what we have gone through, the difficulties we face and the problems in reaching out to people,” he said. “Our government is open to all kinds of suggestions,” he added.
The minister also said that “…there is no question of any compromise on the spirit of the Constitution. Nobody can play with the basic features of the Constitution or even think of changing it.” His remarks came in reference to “a certain section creating a debate that the government is trying to tamper with the basic structure of the Constitution”. It is a futile exercise of some undesirable elements raising doubts in the minds of people, he added.
The law ministry has launched a certificate course on Constitution in association with the NALSAR University, Hyderabad. Rijiju said the government is working on several programmes which will involve the law minister and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and judges of the Supreme Court.

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