No awareness among people about laws: Malimath

Published: 26th October 2012 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2012 09:43 AM   |  A+A-


The Karnataka Institute for Law and Parliamentary Reforms (KILPAR) launched its website ‘’ both in English and Kannada on Thursday.

The institute aims to undertake a periodic review of the existing laws and suggest suitable amendments.

Launching the website, Chairman of Karnataka Law Commission Justice V S Malimath said it had become a fashion to break law. Even some judges came late to court, he said and added: “Those who do not come in time, do not believe in the law of the land.”

He said before Independence people were asked to fight against the British. “Mahatma Gandhi called upon the people to break the rule, and Dandi March was a significant example of mass violation of laws framed by the British. Even after Independence, the people think that breaking law is good,” he said. There is not much awareness among people to follow laws, Malimath said.

“Those who frame laws should have the responsibility to make people aware of them, and not just frame them and put them in the gazette,” he said.

The launch of the website was a good step towards making people aware of laws.  Stating that conservativeness about Kannada language was not good, Malimath said many Indian words had been added to English dictionaries.

Law documentaries  ‘Namma Shakti’ and ‘Nela Nammadu Jala Nammadu’ were released.


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