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
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
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 tiny and glorious State of Manipur was a monarchial State before Manipur was merged into the Dominion of India with effect from 15th Oct., 1949 by signing the merger agreement between the dominion of India and the Maharajah of Manipur only on 21st September, 1949 at Shillong. The Manipur had its own constitutional law and other laws enforced from time to time. The Indian Constitution under which provides such provision of Sixth Schedule came into force only from 26th January, 1950. As such, in order to clarify the legal position of Sixth Schedule in the State of Manipur as it was a monarchial, independent country ruled by different monarchs from time to time before merger into the dominion of India, it is needed to trace out the source of legislation as to why and how such Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India had come into force. In British India, the Constitutional advances began in the year about 1833, as such Regulating Act, 1773 had established the Governorship of f ...READ MORE