CJI condoles the death of Soli J Sorabjee | India News
NEW DELHI: CJI NV Ramana mourned the death of former attorney general Soli J Sorabjee on Friday and said “he will be remembered as a legend who added strength to the pillars of democracy.”
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Soli Jehangir Sorabjee, former Attorney General of India. In his nearly 68-year association with the judicial world, he made an immeasurable contribution to enriching the global jurisprudence of human rights and fundamental rights. “. said the CJI.
“The issues he had argued in court and the judgments he was able to obtain; the books, essays, internationally reputable documents and newspaper articles that he had written; the independent opinions that he could present to the government in his capacity as attorney general – all are testimony to his deep commitment to democratic values. He not only lived up to the mandate of the attorney general enshrined in the Constitution but it also raised the bar in the performance of its constitutional functions, “he said.
Calling Sorabjee an advocate for ‘freedom of the press’, CJI Ramana said Sorabjee “effectively used the media as a platform to elucidate the nuances of complicated legal issues almost on a daily basis until recently, literally lecturing on the right to millions of ordinary people who otherwise could not have followed what was happening in the judicial world. Their ability to adapt to new trends in the media was remarkable. ”
“I have personally gained immensely from reading your papers, listening to your lectures and arguments, and your astute guidance and advice, from the moment I began practicing as a lawyer. Your humane and compassionate approach defined your legal work,” he said.
In paying tribute to Sorabjee and offering condolences to the grieving family, the CJI said the late dean of the legal field will continue to inspire respect forever from all quarters.