Chief Justice (CJ) Dilip Kumar Poudel said courts should function in a way as to gain the respect and trust of the people.
Inaugurating the building of the Banke District Court in Nepalgunj , CJ Poudel said: "A court should uphold law and its main responsibility is to gain people’s trust."
“The court’s function is not only to clear lawsuits but its prime goal is to protect the rights of helpless people,” Poudel said, adding: “The state should provide free legal support for helpless people to protect their rights.”
“The judiciary plays a vital role for the state’s power equilibrium. It is also the conductor and protector of the legal state,” Poudel said. Addressing the same programme, registrar of the Supreme Court, Ram Krishna Timilsena said: “16 of the 75 district courts are going to be established as model courts.”
“Legal words should be changed according to time and circumstances and it should be easy for the civilians to understand,” Timilsena said. The programme chaired by chief judge of Appellate Court, Nepalgunj, Krishna Prasad Upadhyaya, was addressed by district judge Birendra Kumar Bataju, president of Appellate Bar, Suresh Poudel, among others.