Stalin renews demand for SC Bench in Chennai, Tamil as official language in HC

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Chennai, Aug 6: Reiterating his demand for establishing a Supreme Court Bench in Chennai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Saturday also renewed his plea to make Tamil as the official language of the Madras High Court.

Speaking at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Tamil Nadu State Human
Rights Commission (SHRC) here, which was graced by Supreme Court
Judges, Madras High Court Chief Justice Munishwar Nath Bandari, National
Human Rights Chairman Arun Misra, Ministers, present and past Judges,
Stalin said steps should be taken to set up a Supreme Court Bench in
Chennai in the interests of public and the advocates.
He also renewed his appeal to make Tamil as the official language of the
Madras High Court.
Recalling that he had made these requests to the Chief Justice of India
when he visited the city for a function earlier, Stalin urged the Supreme
Court Judges, who were present, to fulfill these “requests of the people”
in the rule of law.
“Nonetheless, I would like to urge and remind the same. I kindly request
the judges (Supreme Court judges) who have graced the function to fulfill
the requests for Tamil Nadu. As far as the judiciary is concerned, I believe
the judges are aware that I have come here only as a person placing
requests”, he said.
Observing that only “a government of law, justice and social justice could
be a government of the people, ” Stalin said his Dravidian Model rule was
functioning with the social justice principle of ‘All for all’.
The Chief Minister also announced that the government would soon fill the
vacancies and increase the staff strength of the SHRC.
He also assured that the government would soon review and make a decision
on increasing the representation of police in the probe committee of the
commission and utilise the services of rights activists working for the rights
of the marginalised.
The Chief Minister said that the website of SHRC would be developed in Tamil
and information pertaining to human rights would be translated in Tamil to ensure
that it reaches everyone.
He also proposed to organise training workshops to educate all sections of people
on human rights principles and their compliance. Stating that no individual’s rights
should be violated and no society should insult anyone, he said and added that no
person responsible for such violations should escape the law.


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