August 2nd, 2001

Law Journal in Bengali launched

The Times of India News Service
Kolkata: With the launching of Barta Nyay, a Bengali monthly newspaper pertaining to legal matters, in the city on Wednesday, a step was taken to making legal information accessible to common people.

Calcutta High Court  Judge Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta inaugurating the first issue and praising editor Kamal Dey’s initiative, said, “This a perhaps a debut venture where information about legal matters is entirely devoted to the common people.”

“I suggest that every issue should contain information about the rights enshrined in the Constitution, from the Preamble to Article 370, as the government has never made any effort to make people aware of the provisions of the Constitution.”

Editor Kamal Dey writes, “As the editor of Barta Nyay, I feel the common people will be helped as there are many questions and contradictions that may arise in matters of law which we shall try to sort out through this medium of ours”

Speaker of the Assembly Hashim Abdul Halim said, “The legal system here is only for the rich. There is no provision for the poor to get justice for all, though it sounds clichéd. Hopefully this newspaper will be instrumental in bringing about this change.”

State Law Minister Nisith Adhikary said – “This is actually an unusual meeting where all the three wings of the government, the legislature, executive and the judiciary have assembled. One hopes this newspaper will take up pertinent issues in the domain of law as most of the people who go to court today are privileged people.”