Musical Extravaganza 27th Foundation Day High Court Bar Association of Manipur

About High Court Bar Association of Manipur

A complete judicial system is the corner stone of a civilized society. The judiciary and the Courts in any society are in a continuous process of change and transition. Manipur was an Independent State before the advent of British in Manipur. The Ruler i.e. the King of Manipur was the head of both judiciary and executive. The king, under the monarchy system, looked into the matter of administration of justice by establishing different Courts and empowering some wise and noble persons under him to take up judicial works for deciding disputes and cases according to uncodified customary laws, usages and the principle of natural justice. ...READ MORE


Dr. Abhishek Singhvi, Member of Parliament
Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

It is a great pleasure and a special privilege to be present with you in Manipur on the 25th Birthday of the Bar Association. There are many firsts, some ironies and a few mysteries regarding this function. My visit to Manipur is a first for me and the dual attraction of seeing your beautiful state and interacting with the Bar was compelling and irresistible.  A chamber Junior of mine for many years is a Manipuri and I therefore keep getting stray and piecemeal tidbits of information about both your state as also the High Court and the Bar, which has constantly aroused my curiosity about this lovely State. Secondly, I am still trying to unravel the mystery of the 1972 to 1990 years when, despite the start of the Imphal bench in 1972, a separate High Court Bar Association was established as late as 1990. Thirdly, there is the irony that this is both an old and a young High Court with a middle aged Bar Association. Though the circuit Bench started here in 1972, the permanent bench was i ...READ MORE


F.A. Khalid, Advocate

Islamic Law governs the Muslims who have faith in Prophet Mohamed, the founder of Islam. Islam is a religion based on the holy book Koran. The Koran is the word of Almighty God and it was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad through an angel known as Gobriel. The Koran is the main source of Islamic Law and no Muslim can go beyond Koran. Islamic Law of Mohammadan Law is applied for adjudication between the parties if both parties belongs to Muslim (AIR 1925 All. 720, Sayed Murtaza -v- Alhan Bibi). A Muslim has to admit the Koranic rules and those Ahadees (Traditions) which coincide with Koran and its basic principles have to be followed strictly. If no answer is found in Koran or Ahadees in any question only then one has to take advice from other source. Mohammadan Law is applied by Courts in India, to Muslims not to all but in some matters only (Mulla -Principles of Mohammadan Law). In fact, Muslim Law originates from divinity as the same is based on the Koran which is the divine commu ...READ MORE


Rajkumar Banna Singh, Member (HCBAM)

Parliament with rare political unity passed the NJAC act. It was right on two grounds. It had the power to pass such law; and the Law was premised on the sound thinking that the appointments process needed to be broadened. But parliament over-reached in a design and institutional sense, to put the collegium system comes to an end. Eminent Jurists have raised important questions about the efficacy and constitutionally questionable character of these measures. The Supreme Court striking down of the 99th Amendment (National Judicial appointment commission Act (NJAC) as unconstitutional has basically asserted the Independence of the judiciary. The purpose commission violates the separation of powers between the judiciary and the executive, which the apex court rightly holds, is fundamental to the basic structure of the constitution. This is of course, not the last word on the issue, since the Government can well file a review or curative petition. However, a line has been drawn by the rul ...READ MORE

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