Dimapur, November 21: The Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) has appealed to the Government of Nagaland for speedy establishment of a separate High Court for Nagaland. It also sought establishment of a Directorate of Prosecution in the State of as stated under Section 25 A CrPc.
In a meeting with Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate, Justice and Law at his office in Kohima on November 20, the NLSF stated that it is painful and an embarrassing fact that till date there is no separate High Court for Nagaland.
“It is a matter of great concern that despite the passage of more than 55 years since attaining statehood, Nagaland is yet to have a High Court of its own. And in view of the situation, Nagaland state cannot be defined or can be termed a full fledged state since it does not have a separate High Court of its own,” it said.
NLSF maintained that only with the establishment of separate High Court; the aspirations of the people of Nagaland including the legal fraternity will be met. It also pointed out that it does not reflect well for the state of Nagaland when other sates formed and established later have surpassed Nagaland in the establishment of High Court. (Page News Service)