CJI’s remark on Nitish Kumar’s alcohol ban is a bit unfair: JD-U chief


Patna, December 29 (IANS): Janata Dal United (JD-U) spokesman Ajay Alok said India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana’s remark on Nitish Kumar’s alcohol ban in Bihar was somewhat unfair.

“I firmly believe that a law was passed unanimously by 243 MPs and 75 MLC from Bihar Vidhan Sabha, which was also accepted by the Governor of Bihar and the President of India. CJI nevertheless declared a short-sighted decision, it’s a bit of an injustice, “Alok said when interacting with reporters in Patna on Wednesday.

“I also think that if lawmakers were doing their job within the confines of the Constitution, the comment of the judiciary is not fair. As for the pending cases, I have to say that the pending cases were there in court before. the implementation of the alcohol ban in Bihar, ”Alok said.

“We have to be careful about how quickly cases are heard and their decisions are made. There is a phrase in English called justice delayed is justice denied. There are 4 lakh cases pending in the courts of the country,” did he declare. .

“If the bureaucracy, the judiciary and the legislature comment on each other, it would create confusion in society. The Chief Justice of India is an institution which is respected by everyone in the country. If my argument is wrong in any way, I apologize for that as well, ”he said.

“As a citizen of the country, I firmly believe that the bureaucracy, the judiciary and the legislature should not interfere in their respective work and avoid commenting on each other,” Alok said.

The Indian chief justice had said that decisions such as the alcohol ban in Bihar in 2016 “placed a heavy burden on the courts.

“There are three lakh cases pending in the courts. People have waited for justice for a long time and now the excessive cases related to alcohol-related offenses place an additional burden on the courts,” he said.

The Chief Justice was at Sidhartha Law College in Vijayawada on December 27 and gave his point of view during a discussion on the topic of futuristic challenges in the Indian justice system.

Ramana stressed that every policy should be treated with futuristic planning, evaluation and constitutionality before it is implemented on the ground.

“There are a large number of applications relating to the Liquor Bonds Prohibition Act before the High Court. Due to short-sighted policies implemented by different governments, it affects the work of courts across the country. Each law must be discussed in depth and with solid points before implementation, ”said Ramana.


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