Why can’t regional languages be used in High Courts?
The common man who is not well versed or even has an elementary knowledge of English language faces a herculean task in getting the judgment translated to understand what it implies. This is all because even after more than seventy years of independence we still all judgments being rendered in English only in most of the High Courts. But this much change now keeping in mind the supreme interest of millions of litigants who are just not English literate at all.
It cannot be denied that communication of justice in the language of the parties seeking justice is as important and crucial as the determination of justice. But it is a great travesty of justice that no effort has been made in the last 70 years to make sure that adequate steps are taken to ensure that justice is imparted by rendering judgment in the language of the parties seeking justice. It is high time and now no more delay can be made to ensure that this is done on a war footing so that the concerned parties don’t face problems in understanding the implications of the judgment delivered and how it affects them directly or indirectly.
PM Narendra Modi