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


NECESSITY TO RE-LOOK THE POCSO ACT, 2012 IN RELATION TO THE STATE OF MANIPUR

Huidrom Kenajit, Advocate

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


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


LAWYERS AS PROFESSIONALS OR AS BUSINESS

Thoudam Manihar Singh, Advocate, High Court of Manipur

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


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