Youth should shed their name suffixes: JP

HYDERABAD: Loksatta Party founder-president Jayaprakash Narayan has called upon youth to remove suffixes like Chowdhary, Reddy, Naidu, Varma, Rao, Yadav, Goud, Mudiraj and others from their names to eradicate caste system in the society.

In press release here on Tuesday on the occasion of Ambedkara��s Jayanti, Narayan pointed out that Loksatta party has included Ambedkara��s idealism on par with Mahatma Gandhia��s. Ambedkara��s dreams will be fulfilled only by providing quality education to every child regardless of caste. Eradication of caste and religion would be possible only when the youth married girl or boy they liked, he said. He also said the system will be developed to recognize a persona��s strength not on the lines of caste and creed but on the lines of his talent.

Welcomes NJAC

Welcoming the Centrea��s notification that it was implementing the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC), JP said the Centre has to initiate steps to take up judicial appointments transparently. He reminded that Loksatta tried hard through the last decade opposing the system of appointment of judges by judges. Terming it as an undemocratic system, the Loksatta strove for the 99th Constitutional Amendment, which aimed to change the judgesa�� appointment system, he said. Saluting Justices Krishna Ayyar, Varma andVenkatachalaiah, who prepared the NJAC with the Loksatta proposals, JP said competence, efficiency and credibility will increase in the judicial system with the NJAC implementation.

JP also opined that there is a need to introduce a few more reforms in the judicial system. a�?There is a need to set up Judicial Accountability Authority (JAA) to inquire into allegations against judges. There is also a need to set up Indian Judicial Service (IJS) on the lines of IAS, IPS to select efficient judgesa�?, he said, adding there is a need to increase the number of judges in lower courts and reforms in police set up for effective inquiries in crime cases. He made it clear that Loksatta will strive consistently to achieve these reforms. (NSS)

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