Mumbai, Jan 24: A Trust working to boost judiciary system in the country has planned a 35-day 'Nyay Yatra' (March for Justice) in an attempt to sensitise the masses on the need of judicial reforms and to urge the concerned agencies to act swiftly for the same.
"Forum For Fast Justice would embark on the march on January 30 from Raj Ghat in New Delhi and culminate at Jantar Mantar on March 4 in the national capital, and would cover 17,000 km in its course," Bhagvanji Raiyani, the Chairman of the Trust, said.
He said, "This march is aimed at generating public opinion and mounting pressure on the concerned agencies to bring in judicial reforms. The suppressive British legal system which was introduced in this country centuries back is still at work. Judiciary, one of the four pillars of democracy, is the only one with a silver lining of hope."
National Convener of the Trust, Pravin Patel, said the Yatra, which would be carried out on four-wheelers, would cover over 170 districts and major towns of the 22 states.
Lakhs of people are expected to take part successively as and where it would pass through.
Raiyani warned that the Forum's 100-plus Societies, activists and litigants, would launch a countrywide Satyagraha, if its demands are not heeded to within the deadline decided upon.
The Yatra would be taken out on two routes - one from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and the other from Kutch to Kolkata, he said, adding it would be followed by a two-day annual national convention of the Forum in Delhi.