No proper debate in Parliament, 'sorry state of affairs': Chief Justice NV Ramana
"(There is) No clarity of laws. We do not know what the purpose of the law is. It is a loss to the public. This is when lawyers and intellectuals are not in the Houses," Justice Ramana said at an event to mark the Independence Day at the Supreme Court.
"If we look at our freedom fighters, many of them were also in the legal fraternity. The first members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were filled with lawyers' community," he said.
"Unfortunate what you see now in the Houses... Debates back then in the Houses were very constructive. I saw the debates over financial bills and very constructive points were made. Laws were discussed and deliberated. One had a clear picture of the legislative part of the law," he said.
"I want to say to lawyers - do not confine yourselves to legal service. Do public service also. Contribute your knowledge and wisdom to this country also," he added.
As the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, Chief Justice Ramana said it was a time to "review" the policies and achievements.
Support Our Journalism
We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism
IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.