PM Modi launches Virtual Justice Clock, Digital Court Portal and App on Constitution Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that “In today’s global situation, the eyes of the entire world are on India. Amid the rapid development of India, its quickly growing economy & its strengthening global image, the world is looking at us with great expectations:

Addressing in program, organised on Constitution Day, PM Modi said, “Today is also the anniversary of Mumbai Terror Attack. 14 yrs back, when India was celebrating its Constitution & citizens’ rights, enemies of humanity carried out biggest terror attack on India. I pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack.”

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that In a vast country like India where 65% of total population still lives in rural areas & where regional & local language is the medium of understanding, language becomes one of the perceived barriers in ensuring universal access to justice of the country when legal material and legal terminology are not available in local language understandable by the common man.

He Said that Apt to recall the words of Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar when he cautioned us by saying, let’s not forget that this independence has thrown on us great responsibilities, by independence we have lost excuse of blaming the British for anything going wrong.

Kiran Rijiju said that Legislative Dept has prepared a glossary of 65,000 legal terms.We plan to digitise & make it available to public in searchable format.Effort will be made to collect legal glossaries published in regional languages, digitise & make it available to public in searchable format.

He Said that the committee, as a first step, is listing out words & phrases which are most commonly frequently used in various branches of law for developing a common core vocabulary close to all Indian languages for translating legal material into regional languages.