“Indianisation of the legal system is the need of the hour”: CJI

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday said that the current legal system is not suited to the needs of the Indian population, as it inserts “multiple barriers” for them. He stressed that the rules have a colonial origin saying that “Indianisation of our legal system is the need of the hour”.

“Very often our justice delivery poses multiple barriers for the common people. Our legal system needs to be more suited to the needs of common people. The current working style of the courts does not sit well with the complexities of India,” Chief Justice Ramana, said while addressing an event at the Karnataka State Bar Council in Bengaluru. The event was organised to pay tributes to late Justice Mohana M Shantanagoudar, who died in April after a prolonged illness.

“Our systems practice rules which are colonial in origin and not best suited to the needs of the Indian population. The need of the hour is the Indianisation of our legal system,” he said.