Poll: Should Haryana have a separate High Court?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2015 11:46 IST

Recently, the acting chief justice of the HC constituted a committee of four judges to look into the issue of a separate of the Punjab and Haryana high court in southern or western Haryana , even as the state’s main demand to have its own high court, requiring the intervention of Parliament, looked uncertain.

Haryana's separate High Court plea is a fairly old issue. Resolutions have been passed in March 2002 (when the INLD was in power) and again in December 2005 (during the Congress rule)seeking bifurcation of the Punjab and Haryana high court and creation of a separate Haryana HC.

Argument for the bifurcation is that it would make the disposal of cases swift and such a move would strengthen the judicial system.

But at the same time, there are some complications as well. Former Union law minister M Veerappa Moily had told the LS in 2009 that bifurcation of the existing building as well as staff would be impractical.

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