PUNE: Rights protected and guaranteed under the constitutional framework are the fulcrum of a democratic and free society, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra has said.
Addressing the Dr Patangrao Kadam memorial lecture here Saturday, the CJI said that if an individual has the right to live he also has the right to die with dignity.
Justice Misra was addressing law students of Bharti University on “Balancing of Rights”.
“We have a constitutional democracy and it is conceived with a singular and sole mission and purpose of securing its citizenry’s rights and liberties which foster and strengthen the spirit and growth of the development of the society,” Justice Misra said.
He said, “Rights protected and guaranteed under the constitutional framework are the fulcrum of any democratic and free society. We have the right and we must exercise the right within the constitutional parameters”.
The CJI said interests are recognised and protected by a rule of justice. “If the rule of justice collapses, the rule of law automatically collapses”. (AGENCIES)