Make justice accessible to poor & oppressed – Says Justice JS Khehar

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NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over India’s poor ranking in Rule of Law index, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar appealed on Saturday to all those involved in justice dispensation to make all-out efforts to make judicial redress accessible to all, particularly to the poor and neglected.

Justice Khehar said governments should also share the responsibility in spreading legal awareness which is currently done by National Legal Services Authority (Nalsa) and state legal services.

“I feel sad that India’s rank is 66th out of 113 countries in the 2016 Rule of Law index. We should formulate policies and guidelines to lift India’s ranking. We need to take steps to make justice accessible to all, particularly children, women and historically oppressed sections of society for whom justice is still a dream,” he said.

“It is the duty of a state to ensure justice to all. We as judge (sic) also have responsibility to ensure that the voiceless and the vulnerable are not denied justi ce,” he said.

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