Justice Dipak Misra, the former Chief Justice of India, has expressed serious concern over the increasing delay in the administration of justice due to frequent adjournment of cases.
Delivering his inaugural address at a one-day national conference on New Horizons of Criminal Justice System organised by Shoolini University, Solan in the national capital on Sunday, the former Chief Justice said the criminal judicial system needs urgent reforms.
As per a media release on Monday, he threw light on some latest issues like LGBT rights, Section 377 IPC and said these issues should have been tackled much earlier.
The judicial and Indian legal system saw some major landmark judgments during his tenure. His tenure as CJI was marked with some major reforms in the legal system.
Suggesting some reformatory steps, he talked of registering FIRs through online system and adoption of a mechanism involving scientific evidence. He cited the famous Nirbhaya case judgment to mark the latest trends of the judiciary.
Vice-Chancellor of Shoolini University, Prof PK Khosla referred to the changes in the Indian legal system from the ancient period of Vedas when justice and spirituality went hand in hand. He also emphasised that law must adapt to the changing needs of society.
The keynote address was given by Prof Sanjay Sindhu, Director UILS, HPU Shimla. He cited various landmark judgments of the Supreme Court to depict the concepts on changing horizons of the criminal justice system. He threw light on all the sub-themes of the conference including decriminalising sec 377 and POCSO Act with latest Criminal amendments.
A total of 80 legal experts from across India made paper presentations. This was the second National Conference organised by the School of Law of Shoolini University.