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When govt fails, judiciary shows way: Khurshid

Noting that there was nothing wrong with judicial activism, law minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said many recent developments showed that judges have asserted in the right way when government and politicians failed to take tough decisions.

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2012 01:37 IST
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Noting that there was nothing wrong with judicial activism, law minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said many recent developments showed that judges have asserted in the right way when government and politicians failed to take tough decisions.

"We are going through a transformation. Courts are taking up difficult tasks and decisions where government and politicians hesitate and feel defeated. The judiciary always had an answer when we have pondered over intricate problems,” he said.

Khurshid was speaking at a seminar 'Institionalising Continuing Legal Education: The way forward' organised by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training.

He said the government was in continuous process of improving the standard of Indian judiciary and also have plans to tap the brilliance of renowned legal teachers in this respect.

"Legal academicians need to be gradually absorbed into the system of judicial decision making", he said referring to the remark by the Delhi high court acting chief justice AK Sikri at the function that "it was high time law teachers were elevated to judicial positions".

Awards for distinguished contribution in legal teaching was given at the function.

SILF vice president Raian Karanjawala said senior lawyers should be invited as visiting professors to improve the quality of legal education.