PMK calls for use of Tamil in court

Staff Reporter

PONDICHERRY: The Pattali Makkal Katchi founder-leader and protagonist of the Tamil Protection Movement, S. Ramadoss, has urged the Pondicherry Government to adopt a resolution in the Assembly to ensure that Tamil was used in arguments in cases and in delivery of judgments in courts here.

Inaugurating the first moot court competition in Tamil in the Dr Ambedkar Government Law College here today, Dr Ramadoss said that Pondicherry could show Tamil Nadu the way in this regard, as efforts made in the neighbouring State at one stage did not succeed.

The resolution could be forwarded to the Centre through the Lt Governor.

He said Tamil could be the language in administration of justice, as the Constitution had made a provision

`Implement report'

Dr.Ramadoss said that the report submitted by the Justice Venkatachelliah Committee for effecting judicial reforms, put in cold storage, should be implemented.

He complimented the Law College authorities for holding in Tamil a moot court competition for the first time. He urged the students to develop their capabilities and innate talents to emerge as good lawyers and judges.

The Agriculture Minister, A. Namassivayam, the Local Administration Minister A. Elumalai, the PMK parliamentary party leader M.Ramadoss, the Director of Legal Studies Tamil Nadu Kodhanagandhi spoke.

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