Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday commemorated a Gujarat High Court postage stamp and addressed an event marking the Diamond Jubilee of the High Court via video conference from Delhi.
PM Modi while addressing the event said virtual hearings have facilitated ease of justice. Indian legislature, executive, and judiciary have responsibly fulfilled their vital role towards nation-building.
“Today every citizen can say with complete satisfaction that our judiciary has fulfilled its responsibility of protecting the constitution. More than 18,000 courts have been computerized,” Modi said.
Praising the work of the Gujarat High Court, Modi said it had started court proceedings via video conferencing just after the initial days of the COVID pandemic in the country.
“After this, the court proceedings were live telecasted on Youtube, making it the first high court in the country to do so. The happenings of e-Lokadalat during the pandemic is the new normal. Gujarat had also initiated evening courts,” PM said.
Modi further said that during the pandemic, the Gujarat High Court had started e-filing of cases, e-mail my case status, and other such facilities.
Along with the PM, Union Minister of Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Judges of Supreme Court and High Court of Gujarat, and Chief Minister of Gujarat – Vijay Rupani attended the event via video conferencing.
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