भारतीय इतिहास – 101 : Superiority of Hindu Laws
Laws of Manu,Yagnvalkya,Jaimini,Gautam etc
When you talk about establishing Hindu Laws in Bharat, secular jaundiced eyes with half-baked knowledge of ancient laws, will stare at you with contempt.
Here is what learned professor of Law, practicing British Laws under British administration, has to say about Hindu Laws and why we must thrive to study our laws in 1941, make them relevant as per current times and get them implemented in our Nation:
“The Hindu system of jurisprudence is awell-developed science. It is as old as humanity itself. It is the store-house of ancient wisdom. inherited from hoary sages, saints, philosophers and thinkers whose ideals were the loftiest, whose ideas were derived from imperishable Vedas and who can literally be described as the torch-bearers of learning and knowledge to the rest of the world, as it then existed. It is thorough, complete and self-contained. The systems of law that followed Hindu Jurisprudence have not, even to the present-day reached the borders of its eternal height; presumption of any one of them having surpassed it in excellence or completeness is simply ludicrous. In point of comprehensiveness, the Hindu Law in its various branches occupies a fairly high place among the systems of ancient jurisprudence.
In the ﬁrst place, its conception of legal liability is very perspicuous, and in spite of its retention of the eighteen divisions of topics of litigation, as described by Manu, its growth has not been stinted, the various aspects of juridical relations developing equally within its orbit as in other systems of law.
Secomily, the administration of justice is clearly actuated by a high sense of duty and a very lofty ideal of the law-givers regarding the functions which they had to discharge; they were moved by the higher ideal of DHARMA which in one of its phases looks up to revelation, and in another, looks forward to the permanent welfare of the entire sentient world.
Thirdly, keen logicality, subtlety of discrimination, analytical skill and mathematical accuracy in deﬁning legal conceptions are its special traits, the refined rules of ratiocination of Gautama and the principles of interpretation of Jairnini are too well-known to need any mention.
Lastly, the reason-ableness of the rules has been kept in view all along the line so that they may not be detrimental to the interests of the community at large. ”
– 1941, Kashi Prasad Saksena, M.Sc. LLB, Advocate and professor of Law at DAV college, Kanpur, Author of ‘Muslim Laws and lawyers’
His realization has more credit than sick-seculars since he had studied and practices all types of laws.