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`Legal awareness needed to prevent criminals from entering politics'

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LEGAL TRAINING: Third Additional District and Sessions Judge C.J. Hungund speaking at a training programme in Mysore on Saturday. PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM
LEGAL TRAINING: Third Additional District and Sessions Judge C.J. Hungund speaking at a training programme in Mysore on Saturday. PHOTO: M.A. SRIRAM

Staff Correspondent

MYSORE: Minister for Housing D.T. Jayakumar has stressed the need for spreading legal awareness.

Presiding over a free training programme organised by the Law Guide for candidates appearing for the examination for the post of junior division civil judge in Mysore on Saturday, Mr. Jayakumar said it was unfortunate that many people were ignorant of the law.

He cited the example of people's representatives in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh winning successive elections despite facing multiple charges of murder. He attributed this to the absence of legal awareness among people. "If people know the law, those with criminal backgrounds will not get involved in politics," he said.

Third Additional District and Sessions Judge C.J. Hungund, who inaugurated the training programme, spoke said law graduates, who became judges after clearing their law exams, were still inexperienced in legal matters. "Such training workshops will help them overcome this inexperience," he said. He called upon young graduates, aspiring to become judges, to participate in training programmes .

Advocate H.N. Venkatesh, who brings out the periodical Law Guide, noted lawyer H.N. Subbukrishna, and president of the Mysore Bar Association Lakshmegowda were present.

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