Issues like LGBT rights, Section 377 IPC should have been tackled much earlier: Justice Dipak Misra
Solan, July 22
Justice Dipak Misra, 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 organized in the national capital on Sunday, the former Chief Justice said the criminal justice system needs urgent reforms.
As per a media release here today, he threw light on some latest concerns like LGBT rights, Section 377 IPC. Justice Misra 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 sighted the famous Nirbhaya case judgment to mark the latest trends of the judiciary.
Vice-Chancellor of Shoolini University, Prof PK Khosla, speaking on the occasion, referred to the changes in Indian legal system from the ancient period of Vedas when justice and spirituality went hand in hand. He also emphasized that the 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 decriminalizing sec 377 and POSCO with latest Criminal amendments.
The convenor of the conference and Head, School of law, Dr Nandan Sharma thanked all the dignitaries present. A total of 80 legal experts from across India made paper presentations.
This was the second National Conference organized by the School of Law of Shoolini University.