Legislature, Executive, Judiciary Need To Have ‘One Thinking’: Prez Murmu 


New Delhi:  President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday said the legislature, the executive and the judiciary need to have “one thinking” for the country and its people.

In her valedictory address at the Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court here, she suggested decongesting jails by helping poor people languishing there for years for petty crimes.

“It is said that jails are getting overcrowded and there is a need to set up more jails. Are we moving towards development? What is the need to set up more jails? We need to reduce their numbers,” she said in Hindi.

Murmu said there is a need to do something for these poor people in prisons.

“You need to do something for these people. Who are these people in jail? They do not know the fundamental rights, preamble or the fundamental duties,” the president said while addressing the event.

Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud and Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju also attended the event. The president said, “The three wings of the government — legislature, executive and judiciary — there has to be one thinking somewhere for the country and its people (Sabka mann, sabki soch ek honi chahiye).”

Checks and balance need to be there, but somewhere we need to work together, she said. “Our job is to think about people (poor undertrials languishing in jails). We all have to think and come out with some way… I am leaving it all on you,” Murmu said amid huge rounds of applause.

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