The legacy of colonial laws has been highly burdensome to the vulnerable sections in the countries of Global South and they should follow India’s example and consider reviewing old colonial laws that perpetuate prejudice against local populations says Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.
“The legacy of colonial laws has been highly burdensome to the vulnerable sections in the countries of Global South. Describing these laws as very harsh, oppressive and exploitative for the local population, VP asserted that time has come when Global South nations should follow India’s example and consider reviewing old colonial laws that perpetuate prejudice against local populations.”
Dhankar was addressing first regional conference on “Ensuring Access to Quality Legal Aid for the Vulnerable: Challenges and Opportunities in the Global South”.
He further said, “As the Global South embarks on its journey towards a brighter future, it is imperative to shed the shackles of its colonial past and strive together to reverse the historical wrongs that have perpetuated injustice and inequality. This is a common threat.”
“The countries of the global south will do well to closely study the action that India has taken in these areas and apply them to their countries after suitably customizing,” he noted.
He stressed that “Rise of global south would constitute the greatest stabilizing force for the world and it’ll generate the growth trajectory of the world.”
“The negative aspects of colonial rule bind us together. We have suffered through the ages and we have to mitigate the suffering by learning from one another,” he added.
Noting that deprivation of access to justice system & denial of legal aid, present existential challenge to the vulnerable sections, VP stressed the need to neutralize these challenges by affirmative policies and initiatives to secure justice for all. “Let’s strive for a world where justice is a fundamental right, accessible to all, regardless of background, circumstances, or location,” he highlighted.