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Stone Laid for Addl Court Buildings in UT

Published: 21st December 2014 05:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2014 05:47 AM   |  A+A-

PUDUCHERRY : “Why does the state involve in frivolous, unnecessary litigations?,” asked Justice Deepak Mishra, a Supreme Court judge.

He threw this poser, while delivering his address at the inauguration of the golden jubilee celebrations of the ‘Transition from the French into Indian Legal system in Puducherry’ at the Puducherry Bar Association and laying the foundation for the construction of additional court buildings at a cost of `35 crore on the premises of the Integrated Court Complex here on Saturday.  Mishra said, “It is the duty of the Union Territory (Puducherry government) to move the court in promptitude to vacate a stay, but unfortunately it is not being done.”

Chief Justice of Madras High Court Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, who laid the foundation for renovation of the old court buildings, said lawyers should never go on strike as courts, which are temples of justice, can never remain closed.

He expressed concern over strike on issues outside the jurisdiction of the court, which the system cannot resolve it. He appealed to the UT government to ensure quick implementation of all projects so that people get the benefit. The renovation of the old court buildings would be completed at a cost of `4.50 crore.

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