Lack of Constitutional supremacy will lead to anarchy, says CJI Dipak Misra

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Friday stated that Constitutional sovereignty is supreme and all must surrender before it. He also said the country will plunge into anarchy in absence of Constitutional sovereignty, while speaking at the 46th Annual Conference of All Odisha Lawyers’ Association here today.

“We all are under the Constitutional sovereignty and we have to surrender to Constitutional supremacy,” said Justice Misra, the chief guest of the event. “We have to keep in mind that all including legislature, executive and judiciary are under Constitutional sovereignty,” he added.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also attended the programme as special guest.

In his speech, Patnaik said the state government has set up over 170 courts across the state in last four years, and 50 more new courts will be established soon.

Various laws have been enacted, several quasi-judicial bodies have been established as various natures of dispute are coming up with the changing socio- economic conditions of people, the Chief Minister added.

Patnaik also urged lawyers to dedicate all their efforts in serving poor litigants of the state.

Nepal Supreme Court Justice Anand Mohan Bhattarai, Chief Justice of Orissa High Court Justice Vineet Saran, Supreme Court Bar Association President Vikas Singh, and about 2000 lawyers from different bar associations of the State attended the event, among others.

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