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CJI praises Jethmalani's resolve

Sun, Apr 12, 2015, 10:52 AM
New Delhi, April 12, 2015: Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu on Saturday complimented eminent jurist Ram Jethmalani for having passed through so many odds in his life to achieve what he was today.

Speaking after releasing his biography,"The Rebel" by Susan Adelman, he said that he would have said a lot about the chequered career of Jethmalani and his achievements but he had to "restrain" himself as everything said by him gets attributed to the him as chief justice of India.

Describing the biography "a wonderful book" about a "great lawyer" , Chief Justice Dattu - who had once assisted AAAJethmalani in a case in a Bengaluru court - said: "This man has passed through so many odds in life to achieve what he is today."

Jethmalani said he has lived an "extraordinary life in an extraordinarily way".

Taking pride in the Sufi culture of Sindh where he was born and educated, Jethmalani equated Kashmiriat to it, and said it would be his effort in his life to see that Kashmiriat was restored to Kashmir.

He regretted that like politics, the legal profession too has fallen in the esteem of the people and hoped that the younger generation of lawyers would one day restore to the legal profession to its pristine glory.

Disclosing the secret of his undiminishing energy, he quipped that as one grows older, they should keep the company of youngsters.

Adelman said that she studied 400 judgments of the cases argued by Jethmalani before writing the book.
Agency: IANS
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