Outgoing Additional District and Session judge Dimapur, Veprasa Nyekha and incoming District and Session judge Dimapur, Hukato Swu called upon the legal fraternity to work collectively for the interest of the public.
Speaking at a brief function organized by Nagaland Judicial Officers Association (NJOA) for the appointment of new judges at Dimapur on Friday, Nyekha lauded Nagaland judicial and bar associations for their efforts in achieving a separate judiciary despite initial opposition from various quarters. He stated that the legal fraternity needed to put in collective effort in working for the welfare of the people. He expressed contentment in working with the legal staff in Dimapur and appealed for continued support even after the seats were changed. Nyekha would take over as Session Judge Wokha.
Also addressing the gathering, incoming District and Session judge Dimapur, Hukato Swu termed the Bar and Prosecution departments as the ‘knowledge bank’ for the judiciary and urged the fraternity to guide the judiciary so as to portray its true picture. While extending his appreciation to NJOA president Mayang Lima, Swu further called upon the fraternity to contribute collectively as they take up the first steps as an independent judiciary.
Others who spoke at the programme included NJOA secretary, G. H. Ramlia and representatives of Nagaland Prosecutors Association and Dimapur Bar Association.