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Government and bar must join hands: CM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 4: State Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today said that the people must be educated about law so that they can enjoy their democratic rights with dignity, and to make this really happen the government and bar associations must join hands.

Participating as the chief guest in the workshop on 'Crimil Trial and Bail Procedure' organized by the Bar Association of Gauhati High Court on the HC premises today, Sonowal said that a strong and a robust judiciary system is of paramount importance to society and advocates have to play a significant role in this regard.

Reiterating that all the four pillars of the democratic society must be equally active in performing their duties Sonowal said that society must a keep a strict watch over the government's functioning to ensure good governce at every level. Sonowal said these workshops would enlighten the law practitioners about ways to expedite the justice delivery system and speed up the judiciary process to lessen the burden of pending cases.

Saying that a there is a strong public perception of politicians being dishonest and corrupt which the present State Government is trying to change through dedicated and sincere governce Sonowal remarked that the lawyers also need to change their image from mere law practitioners to public servants.

Saying that there are many examples in the country when the judiciary played a significant role in striking out laws inimical to public interest Sonowal said that role of judiciary is important in the democratic society to instil fear in the hearts of the antisocial elements and establish 'rule of law' where the people from most underprivileged section can expect timely justice.

Media advisor to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami, president of Gauhati High Court Bar Association Ram Chandra Saikia, among other dignitaries, were present on the occasion.

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