Change of attitude is must to bring about changes in society: Justice Chandrachud
Mumbai, May 4 There are serious limitations on the scope of work of the legislature. There is a need to look beyond courts for enforcement of law,” said Bombay High Court judge Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud.
On the sidelines of the 9th anniversary of one of the city’s oldest flag bearers of civic activism AGNI (Action for Good Governance and Networking in India), Justice Chandrachud said there was a need for a soft rule “by change of attitude”. Problems still persist in the society, though there are relevant laws in effect, he said.
Speaking on ‘Rule of Law and Enforcement’ at the function, he has said there is a need for a new government which is accountable, open and transparent, and encourages participation of citizens. “There is a deliberate act of suppression. However, laws like the RTI Act play a significant role in ensuring transparency. However, courts are becoming dysfunctional by getting flooded with cases. A change of attitude is necessary amongst people,” he said.
He said there was a need for NGOs to come together on a common platform and work for the society. However, he also warned that NGOs had to change their pigeon-hole attitude. “Though there are too many NGOs, they only work within their said limits and do not try to know what is really happening in the society,” he lamented.
Former Police Commissioner Julio Riberio, who was also present, said there was a need for increased vigilance on part of people in the city. “Abroad, people are far more vigilant than the people in India,” he said.
Vice Chairman of AGNI, DM Sukthankar said the law and order is of utmost importance for the functioning of NGOs. Giving examples, he said AGNI volunteer James John was allegedly beaten up by political activists. “The police kept mum and ignored the incident. AGNI had to approach the Deputy Chief Minister to take action against the accused.”
Loksatta Movement spokesperson Surendra Srivastava said, “There has been no change in the way things function for years though we raise our voice. We have to bring out changes by putting political pressure.”
Re: Change of attitude is must to bring about changes in society: Justice Chandrachud
yes, It's correct Sir,
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