Legal fraternity welcomes Justice Thakur as new Chief Justice of India
New Delhi: December 3, 2015. (PCP) Legal Aid Committee, J&K today welcomed the new Chief Justice of India, Justice T.S. Thakur who enjoys tremendous credibility as a jurist and popularity as a justice. Prof. Bhim Singh, Sr. Advocate & Executive Chairman of the State Legal Aid Committee also presented red-rose flowers to Chief Justice, Mr. T.S. Thakur who was administered the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhawan this morning by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence of members of the lawyers fraternity from all over the country.
Several lawyers also came from J&K and presented flowers and bouquets. They included M/s. H.C. Jalmeria, O.P. Sharma and others.
Prof. Bhim Singh while addressing the members of the State Legal Aid Committee expressed hope that the cases shall be heard on the basis of urgency to ensure that justice is not delayed or denied. He in a welcome letter addressed to the new Chief Justice of India hoped that the State Legal Aid Committee in the Supreme Court shall be activated so that justice is not delayed as it has been happening for the past 10/15 years. He said that all cases concerning human and fundamental rights of the citizens shall be taken on priority. He also hoped that the cases pending in the Supreme Court concerning human rights and civil liberties shall be taken on priority. He appealed the revolutionary Chief Justice to take up all human right cases including those connected with fundamental and civil rights of the citizens as well as others within the meaning and scope of Article 21 of the Constitution of India which applies to the citizens of India as well as to the non-citizens.
Prof. Bhim Singh hoped that the revolutionary Chief Justice shall come true to the expectations of the wretched of earth and the pennyless justice seekers in the country.
Prof. Singh has been fighting in the courts and the streets for the poor, helpless and pennyless human beings and made a history in the field of human rights and speedy justice for those who could not dream even entering the doors of the High Courts or the Supreme Court.