President Kovind advocates higher court orders in Hindi

Insisting that the practice of issuing higher court orders in English created difficulties for the litigants, President Ram Nath Kovind said there was a need to provide orders in Hindi.

lucknow Updated: Feb 15, 2018 12:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
President Ram Nath Kovind,Barrister Narendrajeet Singh Lecture,Hindi
President Ram Nath Kovind during inauguration of International Conference "Agricon 2018" and "Agriexpo 2018" at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur.(PTI)

Insisting that the practice of issuing higher court orders in English created difficulties for the litigants, President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said there was a need to provide orders in Hindi.

He was speaking at the Barrister Narendrajeet Singh Lecture series at the VSSD College in Kanpur.

“The Chhattisgarh high court has made arrangements of providing certified Hindi version of court decisions and I am told that many other high courts have started taking initiative in this respect,” said Kovind.

He said advocates played a significant role in the freedom struggle and were now contributing in ensuring justice to the poor.

Expressing concern over legal system becoming expensive and complicated, Kovind said there was a need to introduce judicial reforms for expediting the cases.

“It is encouraging to see that some of the high courts have started reducing pendency of cases in the wider interests of the litigants,” said Kovind.

Kovind also paid tributes to late Shyam Lal Gupta alias Parshad, who is credited with composing famous patriotic song, ‘Jhanda Uncha Rahe Hamara.’

He said informed that the state government has agreed to ensure the development of Gupta’s village to pay real homage to him.

The President also inaugurated the new building for law classes in the college.

He also exhorted the students of five-year integrated law course to strive towards strengthening the legal profession.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 12:48 IST