President Ram Nath Kovind in his address at the International Judicial Conference on Sunday said that the role of the judiciary is bound to be pivotal amid dramatic transformations in the coming days.
The Conference was organised by the Supreme Court.
President Kovind said issues like gender justice, contemporary perspectives on protection of constitutional values, dynamic interpretations of the Constitution in a changing world, harmonisation of environment protection vis-a-vis sustainable development and protection of the right to privacy in the Internet age are the issues that influence every member of the global community.
He further praised the apex court for carrying out radical reforms that made justice more accessible to common people.
In his address, he also cited landmark judgements passed by the court which have strengthened the legal and constitutional framework of India.
“Its bench and bar are known for their legal scholarship and intellectual wisdom. What it has achieved is nothing less than a silent revolution in diagnosing and correcting the afflictions that adversely affected the justice delivery system,” he said.
He also praised the Supreme Court for making the judgements available in regional languages. He termed it as “an extraordinary achievement given the linguistic diversity of India.”
There are nine Indian languages in which the translated judgements are available for the common people.