Claiming that religion was above truth (dharma satya se upar hai), senior functionary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Krishna Gopal, asked the apex court to handle all matters equally and dispose of the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute at the earliest.
Dr Gopal made these remarks while speaking on the second day of a seminar organised by All-India Lawyers Council in Lucknow on Tuesday.
At the same function on Monday, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had stressed on setting up of a separate court on the lines of fast track court for hearing the Ram Janmabhoomi dispute on a day-to-day basis.
Dr Gopal pointed out, “The apex court had given prompt judgements in Sabarimala and Jallikattu issues. But the Ram Janmabhoomi issue has been pending before the court for over 70 years now.”
Asking the court to handle every matter equally so that the faith of the common man on the judiciary was not affected, Dr Gopal said that everyone was speaking of equal rights in India and now even a separate commission had been constituted to ensure the rights of children.
“It is a big fundamental question before the country as to how many more judges be appointed or how many more courts be opened so that every one could get justice,” he asserted.
Dr Gopal said that in the past, the judicial system was based on certain fundamentals which was not seen nowadays. “In the Indian judicial system, it is the duty of the government to ensure justice to the aggrieved but after Britishers arrived, they imposed certain court fees in order to ensure justice,” the RSS leader said, while appealing to the lawyers that should now feel their responsibility of ensuring justice to the public so that the traditional, social and cultural fabric of the country could be saved.
“It is also the duty of judges that their conduct sets an example before the common man that law is equal for all, irrespective of the stature of any person. Whether it is a judge or an advocate, everyone should work as per provisions of the Constitution,” Dr Gopal stressed.
Justice Vivek Singh Thakur of Himachal High Court also highlighted examples of justice done during the times of Lord Ram, Shree Krishna, Swami Vivekananda and others and said that justice should be equal for all, because only then the axiom of equality amongst all would come true.
Deputy Director of Gujarat Forensic Science University, RN Guna, highlighted the importance of scientific evidence for facilitating prompt justice in criminal cases, particularly in which high profile persons are accused.