Court of Civil Judge/ Judicial Magistrate inaugurated in Yangang

Namchi, 12 Jun [IPR]: Chief Justice, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Satish Kumar Agnihotri, inaugurated the Court of Ld. Civil Judge cum Judicial Magistrate in the presence of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling at Yangang in South Sikkim today.

Also present during the occasion were State LL&PA Minister, RB Subba, as guest of honour alongside Judge, High Court of Sikkim, Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Minister Building & Housing Department, DT Lepcha, members of Sikkim BAR Association, various dignitaries and public at large.

Addressing the gathering, Mr Chamling extended his best wishes on the historic moment which is the establishment of the maiden court at Yangang sub-division. He also expressed his delight on the court being established at Yangang which is also his birthplace. He informed that Yangang becomes the second sub-division in the South District to install a court which will holistically benefit the masses at large and can be termed as a giant leap for justice to be delivered to the people. He spoke in detail about the importance of law and the imperativeness of drawing out qualitative justice.

Mr Chamling also spoke about the role of law and the legal institute in reconstruction of the State thereby elevating the socio economic status of the public. He underscored that the court should be justice oriented which in turn should aim for the realisation of values enshrined in the Constitution of India.

The construction of the court will embolden the public of the locality in securing an impartial justice which is also a significant fundamental right of the citizens, he added.

He stated that the judicial process is an indispensable part of the judiciary process and that the courts are the most revered institutions in our country.

He encouraged the advocates to provide pro bono assistance especially to the needy and also be responsible in reflecting the peace and harmony of the state. He added that the lawyers play a decisive leadership role, who maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and spirit of public service.

Mr Chamling deliberated that the State Government has consistently assured all logistical support to ensure that the working of the court remains robust.

Chief Justice, Justice Agnihotri detailed about the history of Judiciary in the State and brought to light the various courts set up in Sikkim. He emphasized how the State Government had assisted in development of the judiciary infrastructures in the State and elaborated that access to free and fair justice should be essential for everyone.