The judicial system must be Indianized; The process shouldn’t feel like wedding mantras: CJI

India’s judicial system should be Indianized for the benefit of the country’s people, India’s Chief Justice NVRamana said on Saturday.

He also said that people should understand and understand the practices, the procedures of the courts, the progress of the case and efforts should be made in this direction.

“It shouldn’t be like chanting mantras at a wedding that most of us don’t understand,” Ramana said.

Speaking at the cornerstone laying ceremony at Madras High Court here, Ramana said Indians turn to the judiciary in times of distress with the firm belief that their rights will be protected through the courts.

Ramana said there is a need to think about how to improve the functioning of the justice system and reach out to the people to meet their judicial needs.

“That’s precisely why I’ve been a strong proponent of Indianizing the justice system,” he said.

According to him, the Indianization of the justice delivery system is a molding of the justice system for the benefit of Indians and is a multidimensional concept.

“It calls for inclusiveness, access for people to participate in proceedings, removal of language barriers, reforms in practice and procedure, development of infrastructure, filling of vacancies, increasing the strength of the judiciary, etc.,” he said.