President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday described Justice P.N. Bhagwati as a pioneer of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the country and a promoter of the right to legal aid and emissary of Lok Adalats.

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Mr. Mukherjee who received a copy of Justice Bhagwati’s memoir ‘My Tryst with Justice’, presented to him by the Chief Justice of India, Altamas Kabir at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan here said, Mr. Justice Bhagwati converted the courtroom into a site of people’s struggle in humanising law.

Mr. Justice Bhagwati epitomises how a judge can be instrumental in espousing the cause of justice to the millions of deprived Indians who are standing in the waiting room of history to become the subjects of justice, Mr. Mukherjee said.

The President said the book will be a guiding light and an inspiration for not just law students, legal practitioners and judges but also every common person concerned about social justice in our country.

The book would be a prized possession for every Indian who wants to make a difference to the world and who aspires for a world more just, he added.

The book would be a prized possession for every Indian, says President

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