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Manohar Lal Khattar demands separate High Court for Haryana

Rohtak: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday reiterated his demand for a separate High Court for Haryana and set up of an additional bench in south-western districts of the state. The Chief Minister, who was speaking at a Students Legal Literacy Mission organised by Haryana State Legal Services Authority at Maharshi Dayanand University, here, said that a separate High Court would be of great help to the people of Haryana. He also suggested to setup a bench of for south-western region of the state. Khattar said that in Haryana about 1.40 lakh cases and in Punjab 1.25 lakh cases are pending in various Courts, an official statement said. The CM, also, said that Haryana is ahead of Punjab in many aspects but in terms of recruitment of judges the ratio of Haryana and Punjab is 40:60 whereas this should be 50:50, it said. Meanwhile, the Chief Minister said that as the proceedings of some State Assemblies are telecast live by Doordarshan, similarly if the proceedings of various cases of Supreme Court and High Court are telecast live, it would be beneficial for the public to hear the proceedings. Khattar suggested that judicial proceedings of high courts should be telecast live. Efforts should also be made to facilitate proceedings of high courts in Hindi in Hindi-speaking states and in regional languages in non-Hindi speaking states. He expressed his pleasure over the fact that in a joint conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of high courts which was held in New Delhi last month, Haryana was appreciated for its infrastructural facilities in courts. Notably, while speaking in that conference, Khattar had then said, "we are of the view that a separate High Court for Haryana can very conveniently be set up on the premises of the Punjab and Haryana High Court (in Chandigarh) by bifurcating the building, staff and other infrastructure on the same lines as was done in the case of Legislative Assembly and Civil Secretariat". PTI

Updated : 24 May 2015 5:20 AM GMT
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