Supreme Court judge cited PM Modi’s stand, said- domestic interests should not be forgotten while taking global target. India News – Times of India

New Delhi: Supreme court judge justice Vikram Nath Quoting the Prime Minister on Sunday Narendra ModiThe approach of “thinking globally but acting locally” and that while pursuing international goals, domestic interests should not be lost.
Justice Nath, speaking at the Second Justice HR Khanna National Seminar on the topic ‘Fundamental Rights as well as Fundamental Rights’, also observed that the duties must be performed before the rights are expected to be respected and to think deeply Flawed that individual rights trump the collective.
The seminar was virtually organized by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow and National Law University, Odisha in association with Confederation of National Law Universities (CAN Foundation).
Justice Nath said that the Prime Minister ModiThe “think globally but act locally” approach also means that while our vision should be to compete globally, we should be equally concerned about the interests and rights of others in the country.
“Our Prime Minister has repeatedly emphasized the approach of “thinking globally but acting locally”, which means that our approach should compete globally, while taking the interests of those around us in our country and those around us. rights should be equally concerned.
The term ‘locally’ is of great importance, which means that domestic interests should not be overlooked when we pursue our international goals, the judge said.
Justice Nath observed that fundamental duties have always preceded rights under the Indian Constitution and in a proper balance of rights and duties, duty towards the social structure comes first, followed by assertion of individual rights.
“What are the rights of an individual? What may be the collective duty of others owed to them. Similarly, what may be the duty of one individual to the collective, may be important for the greatest enjoyment of rights by another group of persons. Maybe. claims,” he said.
Justice Nath observed that rights and duties are two sides of the same coin and fundamental rights were included in our constitution to ensure a sense of security and equality for our diverse population, but they cannot stand alone and Along with the fundamental duties, they have to be studied.
“A citizen of India has the right to life but the Constitution of India also places a duty on him to respect the lives of other people and to avoid putting his life at risk. The existence of duties allows the enjoyment of rights. Every fundamental right The concept of rights and duties becomes meaningless for a welfare and peaceful society if a person does not perform his duties,” he said.
“Fundamental duties have always preceded rights and they must be looked into in full. The Supreme Court of India has also reiterated the same view in several judgments.”
The Supreme Court judge explained that “the chariot of life is driven by the two wheels of rights and duties” and that duties have always preceded the existence of rights in any society at any age.
“If rights and duties coexist and reinforce each other, we can achieve the ultimate objective that rights and duties serve a welfare society and therefore exercise our rights also respecting the rights of others.” The pillars of any long-lasting civilization have been the duties of citizens to each other, from which rights emerge,” he said.
“The existence of rights is a sequence for the acceptance and performance of duties by others and for this reason I have always firmly held that duties have always preceded the existence of rights in any society at any age,” he said.
Justice Nath mentioned the Ramayana and Bhagavad Gita To emphasize the importance of duties and that the concept of duties has deep roots in Indian civilization where the society is based on ‘Dharma’.
He said that even at the international level, traditions emphasize that everyone has duties towards the community and developed countries give more importance to duties over individual rights.
Recalling his experience as the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court during the pandemic, Justice Nath said the courts were trying to protect the fundamental rights of the people by requesting them to perform fundamental duties.
“I mean for performance of fundamental rights, citizens can approach courts but for performance of fundamental duties there can be no enforcement under law. It has to be self-concerned, self-understood and implemented.” I would say that we must perform duties before we can expect respect for rights.
In his address, Justice Nath also recalled the contribution of Justice HR Khanna to safeguard the constitutional provisions of the right to life and liberty during the Emergency and observed that “Emergency was one of the deadliest events in the history of our country when human rights The altar of autocracy was being trampled upon.”