Nations which invest in strong judicial infrastructure will enjoy stability: CJI

Anuj Cariappa

New Delhi, June 19: The independence of the judiciary is soul of its functioning, Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said at a conference in Russia.

The CJI is leading a delegation from India at the two day conference of chief justices of members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. He was addressing the inaugural forum and spoke on the theme, " Steps to strengthen the independence of the judiciary."

He said that the people of every nation aspire for an independent judiciary and independence is the soul of a functional judiciary. He said that in India the executive and judiciary have enjoyed a healthy relationship of mutual respect.

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He also asked the audience to ponder over ways to strengthen the institution's independence. Countries that support and invest in strong judicial infrastructure are more likely to have a stable government and administration.

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