BENGALURU: The Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Saturday looked back to his days in Bengaluru where he worked for a decade as a judge of Karnataka High Court. Chief Justice Thakur was in the city on Saturday to take part in the Justice V S Malimath memorial programme. “Coming to Bengaluru is always an emotional, thrilling experience and filled with fond memories,” he said.
In another instance, the audience burst into laughter when Justice Thakur described how protocol staff of the High Court did not recognise him at the Kempegowda International Airport in city when he arrived here with his wife.“I saw the Registrar and a group of young officers waiting with bouquet and garlands to receive me at the airport. But none of them recognised us and kept looking at others. I called them and said “Are you from High Court?” They suddenly jumped towards us and received us with the bouquet and garland,” Thakur said.
Talking on ‘What is justice if denied because of backlog of cases’, Justice Thakur said that constitutional legality demands of the legislature and the executive an efficient and effective judiciary to ensure constitutional governance in a world where automation combined with artificial intelligence replaces the human being. “The accelerated rate of this change makes untimely justice meaningless,” he said.
Speaking about Justice Malimath’s contribution, Thakur said that he contributed much through his report on arrears which pile up due to insufficient judicial manpower, finances in the judiciary.
Justice Ravi Malimath,son of Justice V S Malimath, was present at the event.