Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.
The Prime Minister also said that the responsibility of providing `quality justice` to the people of the nation lies with both judiciary and the lawyers.
"A Bar Association completing 150 years is a very big thing. Those from legal profession and those from the sphere of education contributed a lot in our freedom struggle," Prime Minister Modi said while addressing at the Sesquicentennial Function of the Advocates Association of Western India in Mumbai.
"Quality justice is not solely dependent on the judiciary today. It depends on the lawyers, their practice, their references and their flair to efficiently argue and put forth facts," he added.
Prime Minister said that the world is looking towards India with great hope because the investor community across the world trusts the independence of India`s judicial system.
He further called for new approach to fight the rising menace of `cyber crime`.
"The crime scenario is changing; cyber crime is the new entrant but how are we supposed to fight it with an old-school approach? Govt`s main chore is to make laws, but the quality manpower required for drafting these laws is not adequate, I feel," he said.
The Prime Minister said laws are sometimes not drafted well, and therefore lead to multiple interpretations. He said the bar associations can play a significant role in drafting good laws with minimum grey areas. He said training in drafting of laws is essential.