CJ stresses on making students aware about legal rights
Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul adressed the students of Class 11 and 12 studying through the Edusat system of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), at the board headquarters, here on Wednesday.Updated: Sep 05, 2013 15:13 IST
Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul adressed the students of Class 11 and 12 studying through the Edusat system of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), at the board headquarters, here on Wednesday. Kaul who is also the patron-in-chief of Punjab Legal Services Authorities (PLSA) said, “The future of our country rests on the shoulders of youth. Any society which properly channelises the energy of the youth can achieve overall constructive development.”
He added that if we want today's youth to be pro-active in making a healthy society, then it was important to make them aware about their legal rights and duties, as it will help them understand to respect women.
Praising the Punjabis for their success through sheer hard-work and determination, especially those settled abroad, Kaul said, “The state presently was under social evils such as drug addiction, female feticide etc, and it is time that youth of the state work to weed out all these evils from the society.”
When asked about shortage of judges in high court and lower court, Kaul said the problem had been resolved up to a large extent in lower courts and yearly exams are being conducted to fill vacancies in higher courts as well.
Talking about the new bill to be presented in the parliament on selection of judges, Kaul endorsed the views of Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam.
Not many are aware about the Punjab and Haryana high court's 24-hour helpline 1968 for reporting illegal activities. The helpline which was launched in April this year caters to people of Punjab and Chandigarh. The chief justice appealed the public to use the helpline.