Chennai: Chief Justice of the Madras High Court, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, on Monday said as judiciary is a part of the three pillars of democracy, it should ensure that the public at large gets justice in a time-bound manner.
"We are part of the three pillars of the democracy. Our obligation to the society starts from cooperating with the instruction to see that the public at large is able to get justice in a time-bound manner," he said, hoisting the national flag.
"Good infrastructure and right number of judges are important aspects but I think it is time to find a out-of-the-box solution because I think we will never be able to get right number of judges in proportionate with the population. Some thought process must start to deliver justice at the earliest considering the government being the largest litigator, heavy responsibility lays on the government in this regard but what is important than any of these things is the commitment and discipline which is required."
Discipline is a must for the development of an institution, he added.
The CJ referred to the non-cooperation movement started by the father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
"We must keep in mind one thing the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi who was an instrument of non-cooperation, non-cooperation against a foreign rule, non-cooperation to bring out own rule, that dictum with due respect doesn't apply to our own rule. From non-cooperation it must turn to a co-operation for our rule to see development, and it is necessary that different sections of our society with difference of opinion walk hand in hand."
"It is not everybody is in same thought, even in a small unit of family there is difference of opinion. But you learn to reconcile those opinions to carry the family forward. Similarly a nation is the larger representation of the same thing, there is difference of opinions, culture but all are bound within our nationhood. Unless we are united within ourselves it is not possible to work through the development."
Stating that country evolves into a developed society, the CJ said "as a developed nation is passing through a transmission phase; this transmission from a feudal system to a modernized system is always a little painful. Therefore we see in this process of evolution, we find some aspects which trouble us."