Centre respects judiciary, its independence, says Rijiju
   Date :20-Jan-2023

UNION Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said “the Central Government respects Judiciary as independence of the Judiciary is absolutely necessary.” Laying foundation for a building to come up at a cost of Rs 13 crore to house chambers for lawyers of Puducherry on the precincts of the integrated court complex here, he said, “Right from day one of my assumption of office of Minister of Law and Justice, I am clear in my concept, vision and intention about the independence of Judiciary.” “Our Government respects the Judiciary and independence of Judiciary is also absolutely necessary for a thriving democracy,” he added.
“Judiciary works for the country and the Legislature and Executive also work for the nation. Without cooperation and coordination among them we cannot make the country a great nation,” he said.
He asserted that the Judiciary, Legislature and Executive are not working in different ways. “We work in separate zones but with same purpose and have very clear-cut tasks in our hand determined by the Constitution
of India.” The separation of powers, respect for each other and Lakshman Rekhas have been clearly demarcated and therefore there need be no room for any controversy, he said.
The Union Law Minister said his message to the Judiciary “is that we will always honour dignity and independence of Judiciary.” Rijiju voiced concern that “some are however, making comments or statements and also adverse remarks in this regard which are only damaging the institution.”