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Judiciary has always strengthened Constitution by creatively, positively interpreting it: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Judiciary has always strengthened the Constitution by creatively and positively interpreting it.

It has served the Rule of Law by meeting its role in the fields of rights and freedom of the citizens, Mr Modi said, while addressing an event marking the Diamond Jubilee of the High Court of Gujarat via video-conferencing.

The Prime Minister said, ‘This notion of Rule of Law has been the basis of our civilisation and social fabric. It has been the basis of good governance. This infused moral courage in our freedom struggle.

‘This was kept supreme by the makers of Indian Constitution and Preamble of the Constitution is the manifestation of this pledge. Judiciary has always given energy and direction to this important principle,’ he added.

The Prime Minister also released a Commemorative Postage Stamp, marking the completion of 60 years of the establishment of the High Court.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi praised the Bench and the Bar of the High Court for their erudite contribution for strengthening the Indian judicial system and the Indian democracy over the period of 60 years.

The Prime Minister asserted that the judiciary has fulfilled its responsibility as the life force of the Constitution.

Mr Modi also lauded the role of the Bar in meeting the fundamental goals of justice.

He emphasised that it was the responsibility of both the executive and judiciary to establish a world-class judicial system that provides guarantee of timely justice to the person at the lowest rung of the society.

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