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High Courts soon in Tripura, Manipur & Meghalaya
All the seven northeastern states come under the jurisdiction of the Guwahati High Court. The central government has recently decided to amend the North-Eastern Areas Act, 1971, to set up separate High Courts in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Agartala: The central government has taken an initiative to set up separate High Courts in the northeastern states of Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya, Union Law and Justice Minister M Veerappa Moily said on Wednesday.

A delegation of MPs from northeastern states led by Lok Sabha member from Tripura Khagen Das met Moily in New Delhi and demanded that the process of setting up separate High Courts in the three northeastern states be expedited.

All the eight northeastern states, excluding Sikkim, come under the jurisdiction of the Guwahati High Court. Sikkim has a separate High Court, reports IANS.

"The central government may amend the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, to set up separate High Courts in Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya," Das said. 

"The Union Ministry of Home Affairs, which is the authority of that Act, has also taken initiative in this regard," he added.

"Immediately after the amendment of the necessary Act, separate High Court would be set up first in Tripura, then in Manipur and Meghalaya," Das said quoting the Union Law and Justice Minister.

The Law Minister has clarified to the MPs delegation that to set up separate High Courts in the northeastern states amendments of the constitution are not required.

All parties in Tripura have been demanding a separate High Court in Tripura for the past three decades.

 

Source: iGovernment