A strong and independent judiciary is the surest guarantee to strengthen democratic values: Vice-President

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Sunday that a strong, fair and independent judiciary is the surest guarantee for the flourishing of democratic values.

Speaking at the ‘1st JS Verma Memorial Lecture’ here in Madhya Pradesh, the Vice President said the whole country must realize that no one is above the law.

“A strong, fair and independent judiciary is the surest guarantee for the flourishing and flourishing of democratic values,” the vice president said in an official statement.

Dhankhar said everyone in the country must realize that no one is above the law and those in positions of authority and at high levels must learn about it for the broader public interest and to improve the law. democratic ecosystem.

The late JS Verma served as the 27th Chief Justice of India from March 25, 1997 to January 18, 1998.

“The late Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma will always be remembered for her judgments and groundbreaking ideas which empowered the people and enabled the government to reshape institutions for the greater welfare of the people,” the deputy said. President.

Justice Verma also served as Chief Justice of the High Court of Rajasthan from 1986 to 1989, when he (Dhankhar) was President of the Bar Association and also a member of the Bar Council.

His tenure has been marked by improving the justice ecosystem and enhancing transparency and accountability, the vice president said.

While at the Supreme Court, he delivered several judgments which had a beneficial impact on society, Dhankhar added.

”In his landmark judgment in Vishaka & ors vs State of Rajasthan & ors, he (Judge Verma) judicially structured the mechanism to provide adequate specific protection for women from sexual harassment in the workplace ”, did he declare.

Addressing another function, held on the day of the martyrdom of former Gondwana rulers Raja (King) Shankar Shah and his son Kunwar Raghunath Shah at the campus grounds of Jabalpur Veterinary College, Dhankhar said: “I bow to the great heroes born in the holy land of Madhya Pradesh on the day of the martyrdom of Veer Shiromani Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah”.

He said it is through the sacrifices they have made that people can breathe in a free India and decide their own destiny.

“The whole world knows the valor and sacrifice of Rani Durgavati of (the former) Gondwana (empire),” he said, adding that the country will never forget the sacrifices of his descendants, Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah during the 1857 uprising against the English.

“Madhya Pradesh has the largest tribal population in the country. It is a matter of joy that the central government and the state governments are together making serious efforts to empower the tribals,” he added.

The Deputy Speaker was on a one-day visit to the MP to attend both functions.

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