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Vijayawada: The High Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, here on Saturday, called upon the advocates and...

useVijayawada: The High Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, here on Saturday, called upon the advocates and judicial officers to use the language that is understood by majority of the people. He wanted the judiciary in the State to use the mother tongue � Telugu � which is understood by the people of all sections, mostly the poor. Speaking at the seminar on "Implementation of Telugu in Judicial Administration" organised by the Bezawada Bar Association, Justice Ramana felt that the language spoken in the court halls and the judgment delivered should be understood by the clients, majority of whom are illiterate. He also said that mother tongue would reflect the tradition and culture of the people. He recalled that the courts had used Telugu some 100 years ago and judgments were pronounced in mother tongue. However, he regretted that English language had started to dominate Telugu in the judicial transactions taking judiciary away from the people. He said that people were losing faith in judiciary as the transactions were not understood by them and felt that the gap between the judiciary and the people be narrowed down. He also asked the advocates to start using Telugu in their arguments, filing cases and other transactions as the judges in the State were ready to give their verdict in Telugu as well. The Official Language Commission chairman and former minister, Mandali Buddha Prasad, thanked the judiciary, particularly Justice Ramana, who is also the chairman of the AP Judicial Academy, for taking initiative to implement Telugu in the courts. He said that the implementation of Telugu in courts would also encourage other departments to follow suit. The High Court judges, Justice G Chandraiah and Justice G Bhavani Prasad, Krishna district judge Ch Manavendranadh Roy, Second Additional District Judge R Murali, former MP Dr Y Lakshmi Prasad, AP Judicial Academy director, V Siataram Avadhani, Telugu Academy director, M Rajender, AP Society for Knowledge Network A Amarnadha Reddy, Central University prof. G Umamaheswara Rao and others spoke.
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