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Meghalaya demand separate High Court
Correspondent SHILLONG, MAR 22 (NPN):
Published on 23 Mar. 2011 12:36 AM IST
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Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Law, Bindo M Lanong today said that the government has taken steps to have a separate high court in the state.
“The government is keen to set up a separate high court, but it was upto the Central government to give the final nod,” Lanong told legislators during the Question Hour.
Presently, Meghalaya has only a permanent bench of the Guahati High Court, set up in Shillong on February 4, 1995.
“Infrastructure facilities need to be developed and more judges and judicial officers should be appointed before setting up a separate high court,” Lanong said.
Further, Lanong also informed that the state government had written to the chief justice of Gauhati High Court for appointment of more judicial officers as well as judges since the state has its own quota of judges to be filled up by the High Court. Replying to query of Manas Chaudhuri (Ind), the Deputy Chief Minister said that the demand for setting up of a separate high court was first initiated in 1986.

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