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
Creation of India India was under British Colonial Rule for many centuries. During the 18th/19th Century AD, there was a Freedom movement under the able leadership of Ratrapita Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sadar Balabhai Patel, Netaji Subaschandra Bos, etc. (to name a few). In course of time, soon after the 2nd World Ward, the British authorities decided to grant Freedom and Sovereignty to India. Consequently the 1st meeting of the Constituent Assembly of India took place in Constitution Hall, New Delhi, on Monday, the 9th December, 1946 at 11.00 a.m. and initiated all steps for framing a Constitution of India. In the meantime under the provisions of the Indian Independence Act, 1947, India attains Independence on the midnight on 15th August, 1947. The constituent Assembly after various debates finally adopted the Constitution of India on 26th November, 1950 and the members of the Assembly representing the people of India signed the constitution on 24th January, 1950 an ...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
The role of Public Prosecutor in a criminal justice system has been very aptly put in the following words : “The Prosecutor has a duty to the State, to the accused and to the court. The Prosecutor is at all times a minister of justice, though seldom so described. It is not the duty of the prosecuting counsel to secure a conviction, nor should any prosecutor even feel pride or satisfaction by the mere fact of success.” [Centre for Public Interest Litigation and others Vs. Union of India and others, reported in (2012) 3 SCC 117]. Therefore, the Public Prosecutors enjoy a special status and a unique place in dispensing criminal justice system/administration by the criminal courts in India inasmuch as he is a holder of “public office’ and hold a “statutory post”. Needless to say that the police investigates the cases on their own and submits report (Charge Sheet) in the courts and on such reports and materials provided by the police, the Public Prosecutors are to conduct the ...READ MORE