27th FOUNDATION DAY OF HCBAM


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


REFORMS IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: “BEATING THE BACKLOG”

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


LAWS DEROGATORY TO MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW

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


STATUS AND ROLE OF ASSISTANT PUBLIC PROSECUTORS OF MANIPUR IN OBLIVION

R.S. Reisang, Senior Advocate.

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


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