Govt to make right to justice a fundamental right: Moily

The government is working to enact a law to make right to justice a fundamental right for Indian citizens, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said here on Thursday.

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 21:53 PM IST

New Delhi: The government is working to
enact a law to make right to justice a fundamental right for
Indian citizens, Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily said here
on Thursday.

"We (the law ministry) are already working on a system
to make right to justice a fundamental right," said Moily in
his inaugural address to the 23rd Law Asia conference here.
Maintaining that denial of justice is one of the main
reasons for the growth of Naxalism in this country, the Law
Minister also stressed upon making legal aid programme more
effective and efficient so that all the sections of the
society, including the poor, could have better access to
justice.

"We need to have efficient legal system in the country
to achieve inclusive growth. I will try to work on the system
where we could have an efficient band of lawyers to provide
aids especially to the weaker section of the society," Moily
said.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice R V Raveendran, a
senior Supreme Court judge, said better access to justice is
required for the uplifting the poor.

"Unless justice is provided to the teeming millions,
the problem of extremism will be there," Justice Raveendran
said.

He said efficient and experienced lawyers are needed to
ensure that justice is delivered to the weaker sections of the
society.

PTI