Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana Friday called on lawyers to protect the institution of the judiciary from “motivated and targeted attacks.”
“… I want to tell all of you that you have to help the judges and the institution. Ultimately, we are all part of one big family. Protect the establishment from motivated and targeted attacks. Don’t shy away from defending what is right and what is wrong, ”he said at a Constitution Day celebration hosted by the Supreme Court’s Bar Association (SCBA).
The CJI stated that the most important feature of the Constitution is that it provides a framework for discussion. “Perhaps the most important feature of the Indian Constitution is that it provides a framework for discussion. It is through such debates and discussions that the nation ultimately progresses, develops and reaches a higher level of human well-being, ”he said.
CJI Ramana added that “the most direct and visible participants in this process, of course, are the lawyers and judges of this country.”
He said that lawyers, as people familiar with the Constitution and laws, have a responsibility to educate other citizens about the role they play in society. “The history, present and future of this people rest on your shoulders. This is a heavy, if not the heaviest burden, ”he said.
Adding that the legal profession is not called a noble profession for nothing, he said: “It requires knowledge, experience and commitment just like any other profession. But, in addition to the above, it also requires honesty, knowledge of social issues, social responsibility and civic virtue. ” He also encouraged them to do business on a voluntary basis whenever possible.
The event was also attended by justices of the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta and SCBA President Vikas Singh.