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Our legal system is colonial, not suited for Indian population: CJI NV Ramana – Free PDF

Our legal system is colonial Not suited for Indian population

CJI NV Ramana

At an Event:

  • The CJI was speaking at an event organised by the Karnataka State Bar Council to pay tribute to Late Justice MM Shantanagouder, who had passed away unexpectedly in April this year.
  • Indianisation of Justice Delivery System
  • He went on to emphasise the need of the hour is to  Indianise justice delivery.
  • “Our legal system is colonial, not suited for the Indian population. The need of the hour is the Indianisation of the justice delivery system.”

Equitable access to justice

  • A related concern flagged by CJI Ramana concerned equitable access to justice.
  • Rural people are left out and don’t understand proceedings in English. They end up spending more money.”


  • He highlighted that courts have to be litigant-friendly.
  • The common man should not feel scared of judges and courts. Courts should be comforting. The focus point of any legal system is the litigant. Courts should be transparent and accountable in nature.”


  • He also went on to note that alternative dispute resolution (ADR) would go a long way in helping save resources and reducing the pendency of cases.


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