Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of Gujarat High Court. The prime minister also virtually released a commemorative postage stamp on Gujarat High Court today, as part of the institution’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. The Gujarat High Court has completed sixty years of its establishment on May 1, 2020.
Though the PM was supposed to personally attend one of the events and scheduled to release the stamp as part of the Diamond Jubilee, the celebrations were postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak in Gujarat. On the occassion, Prime Minister congratulated the Supreme Court for hearing the most number of cases through video conferencing in the world, due to COVID-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi commented that the justice system is future-ready in India, while also referring to World Bank Ease of Doing Business in India rankings. Modi further highlighted the potential of Artificial Intelligence to reduce judicial delays. Union Law Minister RS Prasad underscored that the Government’s commitment to the independence of the judiciary is complete and total. Recalling the Emergency period, Prasad spoke on the values highlighted by the Gujarat High Court in upholding civil liberties of the citizens during that period.