“India does not need lessons from any country on rule of law”: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

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“India does not need lessons from any country on rule of law”: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

"India does not need lessons from any country on rule of law": Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar emphasized on Friday that India possesses a strong democratic foundation with an unyielding judicial system that cannot be undermined by any individual or group. Highlighting the distinctiveness of Indian democracy, the VP asserted that India does not require instruction from anyone regarding the rule of law.

Speaking at the 70th Founders’ Day celebrations of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in New Delhi, Dhankhar remarked, “Equality before the law is now the standard in India, and the legal system is holding accountable those who previously believed they were above the law.”

However, he noted a concerning trend where individuals resort to protests and loud debates when the law takes its course, masking their culpability under the guise of human rights. Dhankhar questioned the rationale behind taking to the streets when legal processes are initiated, advocating for deeper reflection on this matter.

Dhankhar stressed that corruption is no longer a path to opportunities or contracts but leads directly to jail, emphasizing the importance of adhering to the rule of law consistently, regardless of the circumstances.

Commending the judiciary for its people-centric approach, he criticized attempts to undermine institutions and urged for a rise above such actions.

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Asserting India’s rightful place on the global stage due to its civilization, economy, population size, and democratic ethos, the VP advocated for India’s inclusion in decision-making bodies like the United Nations Security Council.

In addition to his remarks, the Vice President inaugurated the refurbished premises of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) and unveiled various publications. Several dignitaries including Surendra Nath Tripathi, DG of IIPA, and Amitabh Ranjan, Registrar of IIPA, were in attendance at the event.

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