Dimapur, April 17: The High Court Bar Association, Kohima (HCBAK) has requested Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his colleagues to “to save the pride of the State” and act on a war footing to have a separate High Court for Nagaland State, while reminding that the High Court Bar plans to celebrate its Golden Jubilee in 2022.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, the association stated that the Circuit Bench in Kohima was established in December, 1972, and would reach 50 years in 2022.
“We are made to learn that the Chief Minister and his Cabinet colleagues have unanimously approved in the Cabinet meeting for separate High Court of Nagaland. This is a milestone decision which is accepted with sincere gratitude by the members of the Bar. In fact, a State is incomplete in the absence of the main three organs enshrined in the Constitution of India which includes; the Executive, the Legislative and the Judiciary. The Bar has been lamenting for long awaiting this policy decision,” the letter read.
The association stated it was truly grateful that the State Cabinet had taken the decision “at the right time” in honour of the assurance given by the Chief Minister on September 27, 2019, during his speech at the Nagaland Bar Association’s Golden Jubilee programme. (Page News Service)