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President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed concern over non-affordability of legal services by the poor in the country, and called upon on the legal fraternity to provide free legal services them.
Kovind, after inaugurating two-day conference on National Law Day, said the poor often shy away from judicial process due to delay and costs, and this has to be addressed.
“India has acquired a reputation of an expensive legal system. In part, this is because of delays but there is also a question of affordability of fees.”
“The idea is that a relatively poor person cannot reach the doors of justice for a fair hearing only because of financial or similar constraints while it’s in our constitutional values and republic ethics. It is a burden on our collective conscience.Our legal system and judiciary must be responsive to technology.”
The President also said this is the age of communication and “we must use it to speed up justice delivery system”.