CJI: A functioning democracy requires the protection of people's rights and dignity.

Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said recognition and protection of individuals rights and dignity as well as quick justice are essential . He was laying the foundation stone for a Rs 310 crore modern J&K high court building in Srinagar .

NEW DELHI (New Delhi) — For the functioning of a stable democracy, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said on Saturday that recognition and protection of individuals' rights and dignity as well as quick justice are essential.Justice Ramana said that rapid resolution of problems is the hallmark of a prosperous society, and that he was laying the foundation stone for a Rs 310 crore modern J&K high court building in Srinagar.According to him, denial of justice would result in anarchy and destabilisation of the judicial system as people would seek a solution to their problems using extrajudicial mechanisms.Peace can only exist when people's dignity and rights are acknowledged and respected, he said.

According to him, India's justice system is complicated and expensive.The CJI argued that the judiciary must be at its best to ensure that the challenges to its functioning are met with just and constitutional means, according to the CJI.Technology has been a significant benefit.Virtual courts are now bridgeing the gap between accessibility and competition.

However, he said that the district judiciary is the heart of the justice system, but that the state of the national judiciary system is far from ideal.Courts are run in deplorable rented accommodation.According to him, there is an urgent need to fill 22% of vacant positions in district courts, which have a total of 4.8 crore cases.