PM Modi Emphasizes Simplification of Laws in Indian Languages for Wider Understanding

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Addressing International Lawyers' Conference, PM Advocates Clear & Accessible Legal Language

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NEW-DELHI: In a Notable Address at a conference of international lawyers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted his government's dedicated efforts towards simplifying the language used in laws and legal processes in India. The aim is to ensure that laws are presented in a manner that is easily comprehensible to the common citizen in the country, emphasizing the vital role language plays in the pursuit of justice.

Prime Minister Modi shared that the Government of India is actively working on presenting laws in two version, a draft in the language familiar to legal professionals and another in a language accessible to the general populace. The objective is to bridge the gap between the legal jargon and the understanding of the common man, empowering them to grasp the law in their native languages.

Expressing concern over the increasing trend of drafting laws in complex language, PM Modi appreciated the legal community for their longstanding role as custodians of India's judicial system. He acknowledged the judiciary and the Bar's pivotal contributions to India's independence, citing renowned leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who were also lawyers.

The Prime Minister emphasized the historical context of the convention, occurring amidst significant events in India, including the recent passage of the Women's Reservation Bill in Parliament. He noted that this legislative milestone would propel women-led development with renewed vigor. Additionally, PM Modi touched upon India's successful Chandrayaan Mission and the importance of the G-20 Summit.

Looking ahead, Prime Minister Modi underscored India's ambitious goal of becoming a developed nation by 2047 and stressed the necessity of a robust and equitable judicial system to achieve this objective. He affirmed that fair and timely justice played a pivotal role in bolstering global trust in India and reiterated the government's commitment to fostering a judicial environment that is accessible, transparent, and conducive to national development.