Governor of Jharkhand Droupadi Murmu said that access to justice as human rights concept based on dharma was familiar in ancient India. The state in ancient India was neither sacerdotal, nor paternalistic. The concept of dharma was multi-dimensional. It was embraced and sustained in a compassionate sweep. It gave birth to both human rights and laws to safeguard them, she said.
Stressing on the link between poverty and lack of knowledge of law, she said law education should become part of our curriculum so that justice becomes accessible to all. She congratulated the India Legal Research Foundation (ILRF) for its bold initiative to make justice accessible to all