President lays the foundation stone for National Law University & Advocates Chamber in Uttar Pradesh

President Ram Nath Kovind stated today that the state and centre governments are collaborating with the judiciary to enhance the country’s judicial system. The President was addressing at a ceremony in Prayagraj today to lay the foundation stones for the Uttar Pradesh National Law University and the Allahabad High Court’s new building complex. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, welcomed all the guests, who included the President of India, the governor of Uttar Pradesh, the Chief Justice of India, the law minister, and other Supreme Court justices, as well as top officials.

President stated that while people have great faith in the country’s judiciary, they are nevertheless hesitant to approach the courts; this condition must change, and it will only happen when all stakeholders join and become attentive. A multi-level parking facility, an advocate chamber library, and an auditorium are all part of the new Allahabad high court complex. The building complex would contain about 2,600 chambers for the court’s attorneys, according to the Uttar Pradesh government. The budget of the project is estimated to be over 600 crore rupees.

The President, speaking during the foundation-stone laying event, stated that “our duty” is to provide “timely and inexpensive justice in the common man’s language”.

“The absence of infrastructure in the judiciary causes issues for lawyers and litigants,” the President remarked. “I’ve witnessed the poor’s battle for justice. Justice will be delivered in a timely manner thanks to proper infrastructure and judicial appointments.”

The Uttar Pradesh National Law University is being built in Prayagraj’s Jhalwa neighbourhood. In relation to the university, the President stated that the NLU must be established in accordance with criteria developed after evaluating the world’s top legal schools.

In response to the Supreme Court of India’s recent appointment of women judges, President stated, “Women typically have an inclination to conduct their tasks with judicial caution, which is why we need to expand the number of women in the courts.” In his statement, Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju stated that the government wishes to cooperate with the judiciary and take all necessary efforts to improve the judicial system. He stated that justice for the ordinary man is crucial and that the gap between courts and the general public must be bridged in order for people to have faith in the country’s judicial system.

It’s worth noting that this is the President’s second visit to Uttar Pradesh in less than two weeks. On August 26, President Kovind arrived in the state on a special train for a four-day visit, inaugurating a number of projects officially in the process. He returned to his native hamlet of Paraukh in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur Dehat district in late June, where he reconnected with old acquaintances from his school days and early days of social service.

Regarding Dr Rajendra Prasad’s contribution, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stated that the new law university should be named after India’s first president, Dr Rajendra Prasad. Union law minister Kiren Rijiju congratulated the people of the state on the university and stated that the university’s academic session will begin with 80 students next year. More than a thousand students will be able to get legal education through the planned University’s graduation and postgraduate programmes, which will also include residential facilities.

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