The High Court of Manipur in association with Manipur Judicial Academy, Bar Council of Manipur, High Court Bar Association of Manipur and All Manipur Bar Assocation observed the 70th Consitution Day on Monday, the 26th day of November, 2018 at the Auditorium of High Court of Manipur in august presence of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar, the Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Lanusungkum Jamir, Judge, High Court of Manipur, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Kh. Nobin Singh, Judge, High Court of Manipur, Shri N. Kumarjit Singh, Advocate General, Manipur, Shri Okram Madhuchandra Singh, Chairman, Bar Council of Manipur, Shri H.S. Paonam, President, High Court Bar Association of Manipur and Shri Kh. Brajit Singh, Vice-President, All Manipur Bar Association.
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
The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (in short, “the Act”) is an act to protect children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and provide for establishment of Special Courts for trial of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. While passing the Act, the Central Legislature has kept in mind the rising crime and commercial exploitation of children under the age of 18 years and to provide proper development of the child that his or her right to privacy and confidentiality be protected and respected by every person by all means and through all stages of a judicial process involving the child and to make the law operates in a manner that the best interest and well being of the child are regarded as being of paramount importance at every stage, to ensure the healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of the child. A child has been defined in the Act in section 2(1)(d) as:- “child ...READ MORE
Sanctity of Judicial Review Law by itself is not an expression of justice as it is interpreted by the judges in such a manner as to provide justice to the needy people. The judiciary upholds the supremacy of the rule of law and strengthens the sense of justice by defending the rights of individuals as a bulwark against the authoritarian actions of the state. The rule of law ensures that everyman is bound by the ordinary laws of the land whether he is a private individual or a public authority. It also serves as the core basis of judicial review over the arbitrary and capricious actions of the state with objective to keep them within the limits of law. The constitution of India, being the supreme law of the land, precisely encapsulates the basic tenets of the principle of rule of law that lays down the objectives of social, economic and political justice, equality of status and opportunity, fraternity and dignity of individuals. However, the very essence of this justice set ...READ MORE
In any state there are different tribes or casts or communities. Only one community or tribe cannot live alone in a society. Today’s scene of the present society reminds one of Wordsworth’s line, “The wealthiest man amongst us is the best, Plain Living and high thinking are no more.” It is forgotten that the essential difference between business and a profession is that while the chief end of business is personal gain, the main goal of profession is public service. I am proud and privileged to belong the profession of law. Every community of a state are to be united under the Rule of Law of the State. United we stand, divided we fall. There was a time when a lawyer was regarded with respect. And for good reasons, prominent Freedom Fighters belonged to the legal fraternity and played a leading part in the framing of our constitution. Gandhiji, Pandit Nehru, Dr. Ambedkar to mention just a few are Lawyers and gave up their practice to join the freedom movement and many of them ...READ MORE