‘Strengthen democratic institutions’

Published: 04th February 2013 10:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2013 10:13 AM   |  A+A-

“There is a deficit of trust among people towards our democratic institutions. It’s time we work to strengthen our democratic institutions and fight against corruption in the system,” said Justice P Sathasivam, Supreme Court.

He was speaking at the All-India Conference of Intellectuals on “Challenges to Democracy Today- The Role of Intellectuals,” in Bangalore on Sunday. “Can corruption and immorality by public servants be treated by law alone? Do we need a new system to tackle it?” he questioned.

He stressed, “The power of judicial review has held us in good stead over the years. With pending cases and over-burdened judiciary, it is time we expand our judicial system in various ways.” Governor H R Bhardwaj said, “Modern India as a democratic state was founded on Gandhian principles.”

He continued, “Today, America is a great nation. They have built solid democratic institutions. But lot of hard work has gone into the making of the nation. Modern intelligentsia means, thinking people from all walks of life contributing  to nation building.”

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