Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana on Wednesday played Good Samaritan to a petitioner, who was not comfortable in speaking English, by allowing her to argue in her mother tongue, Telugu.
The matter pertained to a dispute related to marriage that came up for hearing before the CJI, in which the petitioner personally appeared before the Supreme Court to present her case.
The woman was feeling uncomfortable speaking in English while arguing. Then, Justice Ramana started talking to the woman in Telugu, which is also the mother tongue of the CJI. The woman became comfortable and put her argument in front of the Court with ease.
After hearing her plea, Justice Ramana described the argument to other members of the Bench.
Often, the Court tries to make the atmosphere friendly for the petitioners, who appear in person. Sometimes, the judge talks to them in Hindi and sometimes in their mother tongue, to make them comfortable.