Manipur High Court celebrates anniversary

Imphal: The 11th Anniversary celebration of the High Court of Manipur was held on Saturday in presence of governor Anusuiya Uikey at City Convention Centre, here.

The governor launched Virtual Court for Traffic Offences under e-court project and also released a souvenir of the celebration and newsletter of Manipur State Legal Services Authority.

With the establishment of the state High Court, access to justice has become easier and cheaper for the people of Manipur. This occasion provides an opportunity to all associated with the Institute to come together, exchange ideas, reflect on the activities of the past and discuss the prospects and challenges for the future and decide the policy to deal with them, the governor said.

The democratic governance system is the best in the world which has three pillars of which the third important pillar is the judiciary. An independent and impartial judiciary is like the backbone of democracy. Therefore the judiciary should be competent and impartial, she added.

Maintaining that the rule of law keeps democracy alive, the governor said, it is equally true that the independent judiciary has been entrusted with the important task of maintaining the rule of law and the Constitution. Judiciary has a unique contribution in running the government according to the Constitution and law and monitoring the work of the executive and legislature, for the prosperity, peace, freedom and freedom of the nation, and for the freedom from corruption.

Uikey said, lawyers have been the means of presenting the victim’s side before the court and providing them justice. Therefore, they must protect the rights of their clients and strive to provide timely justice to the victims.

She urged the young judges and lawyers to believe in hard work, stay updated with the knowledge of law and to maintain the dignity of the profession.

Lauding the efforts made by the Chief Justice and Judges of the High Court of Manipur, tge governor said, since its inception, disposal of cases is happening rapidly. It has also been observed that the number of cases in the courts is increasing which needs to be disposed of expeditiously.

Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur Justice Siddharth Mridul highlighted about various initiatives taken up to ensue quick and timely delivery of justice to the people.

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