Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
C hief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the burning issues of the country must be discussed in the bar associations of Supreme Court,high courts and lower courts,and think about the solutions for the same.
Speaking after inaugurating ‘Kanunu Soudha’ and silver jubilee celebrations of Saraswati Law college here on Wednesday, he said both legislature and judiciary are inter-dependents and both must go forward jointly.
While the new legislations are framed by the legislature they need to observe many things as it must be in accordance with the Constitution, and have equality.
There must not be any scope for confusion in laws and formed with a clear purpose.The number of litigations must reduce.At the same time the advocates must not humanity.
There are differences between natural justice and man-made laws.While natural justice stresses on truth,religion,helping others and thereby gaining ‘punya’,the man-made laws speak of only punishment as per law.
Penalty is imposed for violation of law.India has a rich history but what they require is people with good character.
The country has a number of acharyas (gurus) to preach morality and that needs to be practised.
Bommai said politicians must not do politics daily. They must focus on development for 59 months and do politics for one month.
It must be understood by all the responsible political parties.While a politician looks for the next election,a statesman thinks of the next generation.
They must explain the values to the coming generation.
He said Saraswati Institute has produced a good number of law graduates to provide legal assistance to the people of Central Karnataka.
The advocates played a pivotal role in the country’s freedom movement and the State Unification movement.
A number of Barristers were in the posts of formulating law during the freedom struggle but that number decreased drastically.Today,less than 25 per cent of advocates are in politics.
The CM promised to release a grant of Rs.2 crore towards establishing the PG Centre of Saraswati Law College.
The government will also ponder over establishing a separate directorate to look into academic, finance and administrative issues of law colleges, and constructing a separate hostel for the law students.
Ministers Govind Karjol,Byrati Basavaraj,KSRTC Chairman and MLA,A.Chandrappa,MLA T.Raghumurthy,and MLC,Ravikumar and others were present.