Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed the country’s judiciary, saying that it has performed its duty well in safeguarding people's rights, upholding personal liberty, and also in the situations when national interests need to be prioritised.
The Prime Minister also said the Supreme Court has conducted the highest number of hearings via video-conferencing in the world during the coronavirus pandemic.
Modi was speaking after virtually releasing a commemorative postage stamp on the completion of 60 years of the Gujarat High Court.
"Every countryman can say that our judiciary has worked with firmness to uphold our Constitution. Our judiciary has strengthened the Constitution by its positive interpretation," Modi said.
"The Supreme Court has conducted the highest number of hearings through video-conferencing in the world during the pandemic," he added.
Judiciary has performed its duty well in terms of safeguarding the rights of the people, upholding personal liberty and whenever such situations have arisen in which national interests need to be prioritised, PM Modi said.
SC judge: PM is a popular, vibrant, visionary leader
Supreme Court justice M R Shah on Saturday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "our most popular, loved, vibrant and visionary leader". The praise for the PM by Justice Shah came during a function to celebrate diamond jubilee of the Gujarat HC. “I am proud and privileged to participate in the function to celebrate diamond jubilee of Gujarat HC and that too in the presence of our most popular, loved, vibrant and visionary leader, PM Narendra Modi.”