Uikey launches virtual Court for traffic offences


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 23: Governor Anusuiya Uikey today launched a virtual Court for traffic offences under e-Court project on the 11th anniversary celebration of the High Court of Manipur.
Speaking at the celebration held at the City Convention Centre, the Governor said that access to justice has become easier and cheaper for the people of Manipur with the establishment of the High Court of Manipur.
Democratic governance system is the best in the world which has three pillars of which the third important pillar is the judiciary. An independent and impartial judiciary is the backbone of a democracy. Therefore the judiciary should be competent and impartial, Anusuiya Uikey said.  
Maintaining that the rule of law keeps democracy alive, the Governor said it is equally true that the independent judiciary has been entrusted with the important task of maintaining the rule of law and the Constitution.
Judiciary has a unique contribution in running the Government according to the Constitution and law, and monitoring the work of the executive and legislature for prosperity, peace, freedom and sovereignty of the Nation, and for freedom from corruption.
Regarding Judges, the Governor said, according to “Shrimad Bhagavad Gita”, a Judge is a person endowed with “excellence”.
He is endowed with complete sincerity and humility. He does not take any decision from his own mind but he takes a just decision based on the evidence, facts and documents presented by the opposition and thus surrenders himself to the will of God.
Expounding on the role of lawyers, Anusuiya Uikey said, lawyers have been the agent or medium of presenting the victims’ side of story before the Court and providing them justice. They must protect the rights of their clients and strive to provide timely justice to the victims, she said.
She urged the young Judges and lawyers to believe in hard work, stay updated with the knowledge of law and to maintain the dignity of the profession.
Lauding the efforts made by the Chief Justice and Judges of the High Court of Manipur, the Governor said, since its inception, disposal of cases is happening rapidly.
She expressed hope that the celebration would inspire all to work better and faster in the future and help the victims and wished that the High Court would keep its traditions alive and achieve more as a temple of justice.
Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur Justice Siddharth Mridul highlighted various initiatives taken up to ensure quick and timely delivery of justice to the people.
Judges of the High Court, Justice A Bimol Singh, Justice Aribam Guneshwar Sharma, Justice Golmei Gaiphulshillu Kabui, Advocate General, Manipur, Lenin Hijam, representatives of High Court Bar Association, All Manipur Bar Association and Bar Council of Manipur, Judges of subordinate Courts, advocates and students attended the celebration.
The Governor also released a souvenir of the celebration and a newsletter of the Manipur State Legal Services Authority.