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Onus on elites to correct social ills: HC Judge

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Andhra Pradesh High Court judge B. Chandra Kumar having a word with Principal district judge G.Chakradhar Rao at a workshop for advocates in Ongole on Saturday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
Andhra Pradesh High Court judge B. Chandra Kumar having a word with Principal district judge G.Chakradhar Rao at a workshop for advocates in Ongole on Saturday. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Andhra Pradesh High Court judge Justice B.Chandra Kumar on Saturday urged intellectuals to take the lead in realising the high goals set by the Constitution through the Directive principles of State policy to achieve an egalitarian society.

Inaugurating a workshop on “civil pleadings and drafting” organised by the All India Lawyers Union Prakasam district committee, the judge said “according to me, articles 38 and 39 of the constitution are the soul of the constitution.

Every organ of the state viz., the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary have to keep in their mind, the philosophy of the constitution and the goals set out in the above articles to put an end to inequalities”.

Expressing concern over rampant corruption in different walks of life, he urged advocates who formed part of the intelligentsia to take a cue from freedom fighters like Balgangadhara Tilak, Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru and put in best efforts in protecting the civil liberty, socio-economic, cultural and finally, the political rights of people. “You should take up the cause of struggling masses who are denied wages as also that of women subjected to harassment, he added.

Principal District Judge G. Chakradhar Rao, III Additional District Judge K. V. Ramana Reddy, senior advocates Ch. Venkateswarulu and A. Radhakrishna Murthy, V. Anji Reddy and P.L. Govindiah dwelt at length on civil pleadings and drafting including pleadings in suits for partition, Declaration and for Injunctions. AILU District Secretary Y. Ramesh also spoke.


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