Justice delayed forces people to resort to violence and pick up the
gun, former attorney general of India Soli Sorabjee said Wednesday.
“If you don’t get quick justice, you resort to violence. You look
for a parallel form of justice delivery system. You seek justice
from the gun,” Sorabjee said.
was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 25th international
training programme in legislative drafting organised by the Lok
Sabha secretariat here.
Some 50 legal officers from 36 countries, including Afghanistan,
Bangladesh, Iraq, Fiji and Thailand are attending the one-month
programme during which the foreign delegates will be introduced to
the salient features of the constitution of India and a detailed
study of the Indian parliament.
Sorabjee stressed the need to make the justice delivery system
expeditious in India. “Indian courts can go into the Guinness Book
of World Records for the number of adjournments (in a particular
case),” he said.
The Padma Vibhushan awardee said the legal drafting in India was
complex and urged that it should be made “clear and precise”.
don’t understand where is the problem… Why can’t we have easily
comprehensible legal drafting,” he said.
tell you, draft of income tax law is the most complex to understand.
I, despite being a lawyer, seek help from my accountant on what I
should be paying or saving,” Sorabjee said.