Vice President asks media to be extra careful while reporting about judiciary

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, in his address as the Chief Guest at the first 'Justice JS Verma Memorial Lecture' held in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on September 18, urged the media to be extra careful while reporting about the judiciary.


  • He said that we must uphold the dignity of the judges and respect for the judiciary, as these are the fundamental principles of the rule of law and constitutionalism.
  • He said that a strong, fair and independent justice system is the guarantee of democratic values to flourish and be effective.

  • In the first 'Justice JS Verma Memorial Lecture', the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul delivered the keynote address.

  • After the memorial lecture, the Vice President paid homage by garlanding the statues of Raja Shankar Shah and Kunwar Raghunath Shah.

Justice J S Verma :

  • Justice Jagdish Sharan Verma  was the Chief Justice of India from 25 March 1997 to 18 January 1998.

  • He was appointed Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court on 14 June 1986.

  • He was transferred to the Rajasthan High Court as its Chief Justice on 1 September 1986.

  • He was appointed Acting Governor of Rajasthan twice. 

  • In 2013, the Justice JS Verma committee recommended sweeping changes to the laws relating to sexual harassment at the workplace.

  • The panel was formed in 2012 after the December 16 Nirbhaya gangrape, which submitted its report in 2013.

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