DIBRUGARH, Aug 20 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal while inaugurating the Additional Judicial Court Building and Bar Library at Judicial Court campus here today said that the four pillars of democracy (Legislature, Executive, Judiciary and Press) ought to work hand in hand in the most respectful, truthful and dignified manner to establish a healthy and just society.
The inaugural function was attended by several legal luminaries including judges of the Supreme Court Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Amitabh Roy and the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Ajit Singh, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Judge In-Charge, Administrative Department, Gauhati High Court and VK Pipersenia, Chief Secretary, Government of Assam among others.
Sonowal said that everyone expects the four pillars of democracy to work towards building a strong and powerful democratic society. �People are looking up to the four pillars to provide them a just, peaceful and strong nation,� he said.
The Chief Minister also urged the judiciary to ensure that no one felt discriminated and that all sections benefitted equally from the justice delivery system. He further said that the State Government was committed towards digitisation of the judiciary and would do everything to upgrade the legal infrastructure in the State. He informed that Rs 300 crore was provided for improving the legal infrastructure in different districts of the State.
Justice Ranjan Gogoi called for applications of science and technology in expediting the justice delivery system giving access to justice to the people. He expressed the hope that the judiciary through the application of digital language will excel in justice delivery. He also proposed the complete independence of judiciary from the legislature and the executive.
Justice Amitabh Roy called for ensuring social justice so that weakest of the weak of the society can have access to the judicial system. He pointed out that the justice delivery system had become precedent oriented in today�s era.
The function among others was also addressed by the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, Justice Ajit Singh, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, Judge In-Charge, Administrative Department, Gauhati High Court and VK Pipersenia, the Chief Secretary, Government of Assam.