Haryana to get separate High Court soon

Highlights:

  • The first big step towards having a separate High Court for Haryana, recently.
  • A high level committee has been  set up for separate bench constituted
  • The Punjab and Haryana High Court has constituted a committee of four senior High Court Judges to consider setting up of a separate Bench of the High Court for the convenience of litigants.
  • In an administrative order, the acting Chief Justice of the High Court has constituted the Committee 'for establishment of a separate Bench of Punjab and Haryana High Court at Southern/Western Haryana'.
  • The decision follows a letter written by Union law minister D V Sadananda Gowda on May 25 to the acting Chief Justice to 'examine the case'.
  • In his April 17 letter, Khattar had written to Gowda raising the demand of creating a "separate" High Court for Haryana.
  • Khattar had also raised the demand in April at the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Ministers of all the States held in Delhi.
  • Khattar wrote, on April 17, that Haryana had been requesting the Central government for a separate High Court for Haryana 'for the past one decade and more to set up a separate High Court for the State.