August 14, 2021

CJI Ranjan Gogoi to release book on history of Indian courts

Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi will release the Assamese edition of Courts of India: Past to Present at a function to be held at Pragjyoti ITA Centre, Machkhowa here tomorrow at 5.30 pm, said a press release.

Courts of India: Past to Present, published by the Supreme Court in 2016 through the Publication Division of the Govt of India, is a compilation of glimpses into the rich and complex history of the courts and judicial institutions of India, right from ancient times to the modern day.
The Supreme Court has decided to publish translations of the work in the regional languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. The first translation has been made in the Assamese language.

Chief Justice of India – designate Justice Sharad A Bobde, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court Justice Ajai Lamba among other dignitaries, will attend the book release function.

The press release added that this translation of the book into the Assamese language – and those to follow in other languages – would serve to bring the treasured past of the courts and judicial institutions of India closer to the public and strengthen their faith in the country’s legal systems.

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