Law Minister Kiren Rijiju: Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has appealed to increase the use of local language. He said that why can’t we use our own language in the court. On Hindi language, he said that Hindi language is being used in five courts. So why shouldn’t Marathi be used in Maharashtra? The Law Minister was speaking at a program organized by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.
The law minister also spoke on the alleged tension between the court and the Centre. He denied the alleged allegations of putting pressure on the court on the government. He said that every institution should respect the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ set by the Constitution. The Law Minister said that the Narendra Modi government has done nothing to weaken the independence of the judiciary. The government has taken several steps to strengthen the judiciary. This is the reason why the court did not stop working even during the pandemic.
Government is strengthening the Judiciary
The law minister said the Modi government is a “nationalist raj” and only wants people not to forget their roots. Kiren Rijiju is an MP from Arunachal Pradesh. He said that it is a misunderstanding that the government is trying to create any kind of pressure on the judiciary. We are not only maintaining the independence of the judiciary but also working to strengthen it.
It’s okay to learn a new language, but think in your own language
Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also said that learning more new languages or speaking in English is fine but people need to think in their own Indian language. Indian courts should start using local language. Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, present in the programme, urged Rijiju to look into the proposal to change the name of Bombay High Court to Mumbai High Court.