We will proceed slowly in setting up the Court of Last Resort (CLR). The headquarters will be in Delhi, but we propose to set up state units in every state. Most of the work of CLR will be done by the state units, with the centre at Delhi playing an overseeing role. We will set up offices in Delhi and all states, where the complaints can be received. Tens of thousands of complaints will pour in in connection with people in jails (there is so much injustice in India), so we will need lots of volunteers, particularly from youth, academicians, lawyers, media, social activists, professionals, etc who will examine each complaint and send recommendations to the state unit which will then decide the course of action. Mr. Fali Nariman, the eminent Supreme Court lawyer, has agreed to be the Chairman of CLR. Mr. Majeed Memon, the eminent criminal lawyer, will be one of the Vice Chairmen, and Mr. Asif Azmi will be the general secretary. Mr. Mahesh Bhat, the famous film producer and others have agreed to be associated with us. The inaugural function of CLR will be in a press conference at my residence on 15th April at 4.30 p.m. We need the good wishes and support of all enlightened, patriotic and freedom loving people.
I have been asked from where we get the jurisdiction to set up this body ? My answer is : we get our mandate from the people, who are supreme in a democracy.