Droupadi Murmu said on Saturday that the legislature, executive branch and judiciary must adhere to “one thinking” for the benefit of the country and its citizens.
During her valedictory address at the Constitution Day celebrations organized by the Supreme Court, she stated, “There must be one thinking somewhere among the three wings of the government — the legislature, the executive, and the judiciary, for the country and the people (Sabka mann, sabki soch ek honi chahiye).
President Bush also suggested that jails be decongested by helping poor people incarcerated for petty offences for several years.
“Jails are reportedly overcrowded, and it is necessary to build more jails. Are we on the path to development? What is the need for more jails? She said in Hindi, “We need to reduce their numbers.”.
According to Murmu, something needs to be done for these impoverished inmates.
There is a need for you to take action on behalf of these people. Can you tell me who these people are in jail? While addressing the crowd, the president stated that they do not understand the Constitution’s fundamental rights, preamble and fundamental duties.
Among those attending the event were the Supreme Court Chief Justice, D. Y. Chandrachud, and the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju.
She noted that there should be checks and balances in place, but there should also be a place where we can work together.
It is our responsibility to consider the welfare of the people (poor undertrials incarcerated in jails). The responsibility is on all of us to think and come up with some way… I am leaving it up to you,” Murmu said amid an outpouring of applause.
These individuals are in prison for minor offenses such as slapping and have been slapped with legal provisions even though some of these provisions do not apply to them.
“I am from a small village. According to the president, people in the country where I was born considered three people to be gods: teachers, doctors, and lawyers.
Often, people are willing to give away all their property and money to doctors and lawyers to overcome their problems.
Murmu indicated that most people do not obtain the release of their family members because they believe they would have to sell their assets and utensils at home (in order to do so).
Nevertheless, some people participate in numerous crimes, even killing others, but they are allowed to roam freely, according to her.
According to the president, this situation (the instances of people landing up in prison after committing petty crimes) is a burden on the government. I leave this decision up to you (the judges and the law minister),” he added.