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Plea to set up Gauhati HC Bench in Barak Valley

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, July 3 - Drawing the attention of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for setting up a separate Bench of the Gauhati High Court in Silchar, members of Hindu Legal Cell, Cachar district committee submitted a memorandum.

Advocate Dharmananda Deb, State convener of the cell said that the demand for setting up a separate High Court Bench has been raised on several occasions in the past. According to him, out of the total cases tried by the Gauhati High Court, 40 percent emanates from Barak Valley. But because of communication bottleneck, people are deprived from getting proper justice and legal help regarding any legal issues from the Gauhati High Court.

�By enacting laws under the North Eastern Areas (reorganisation) Act, 1971 and other related laws(Amendment) Act.2012, provisions have been made under Section 31(2) of the Act to provide establishment of a permanent Bench or benches of the common High Court at one or more places within the territories to which the jurisdiction of the High Court extends, other than the Principal seat of the High Court and for any matters connected therewith at the proposal of the concerned Government of the State,� Deb mentioned.

Members of the cell urged the Chief Minister to look into the matter and take necessary steps in this regard.

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