Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Bharat needs a strong, fair and independent judiciary to achieve its goal of becoming a developed country by 2047.
Addressing the inaugural session of the International Bar Conference in the capital, Modi called for a global legal framework to tackle cyber terrorism, money laundering and misuse of artificial intelligence. He drew an analogy with international cooperation in air traffic control and called for similar global frameworks in various fields.
“When the threat is global, the approach to countering it should also be global. Whether it is cyber-terrorism, money laundering, artificial intelligence or abuse, there are many issues that require cooperation in a global framework.”
Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud participated in a two-day international conference organized by the Bar Council of India.
These issues are not the business of any one government or administrative department. To solve this problem, the legal frameworks of different countries need to be integrated, “just like we cooperate on air traffic control”.
“No one is going to say, ‘Your laws are yours, my laws are mine, I don’t care.'” That way, no planes would land anywhere. Everyone follows common rules and regulations, protocols. Likewise, we need a global framework in all areas. “
He suggested that the International Bar Conference should study this issue in depth and point out a new direction for the world.
Modi, who referred to India as “Bharat” throughout his speech in Hindi, stressed that the international meeting was taking place at a time when Bharat has witnessed several historic decisions. “Just a day ago, Parliament passed a law to reserve 33 per cent seats for women in Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas (state assemblies). Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will chart a new direction to bring women-led development to Bharat Come with new energy,” he said.
Modi emphasized that Bharat is confident in achievements such as becoming the first country in the world to reach near the south pole of the moon, and is working hard to achieve the goal of becoming a developed country in 2047.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the historic G20 summit held in Delhi, which gave the world an idea of India’s democracy, demography and its diplomacy.
He stressed the importance of simplifying legal language and improving access to justice for ordinary people.
In the past, laws were drafted too complexly, creating obstacles for ordinary people. Modi commended the Chief Justice for taking the initiative to provide the operative portion of the judgment in a language that the parties can understand. “The common man should feel that the law is his own. We are working hard to find solutions. The language in which the law is framed plays a huge role in delivering justice,” he said.
“We should be committed to improving legal processes through technology, reforms and new judicial practices. Technological advances create important avenues for the judiciary.”
In fact, technological advancement has facilitated the development of trade, investment and business sectors. Therefore, individuals associated with the legal industry should embrace these technological changes, he added.
Modi said that this International Bar Conference has become a symbol of Bharat’s “sentiment”.Vasudava Kutumbhakan‘(The world is a family). British Prime Minister Alex Chalke and several representatives from the Commonwealth and African countries are attending the two-day international conference.