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Not Many Legislations Available in Tamil: Plea

Published: 13th January 2016 04:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2016 04:58 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI: The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered the State Government to respond to a writ petition on the alleged unavailability of many legislations in Tamil.

Petitioner Mu Thiruvalluvan of Mathipanoor in Madurai district said that since the legislations were not available in the native language, a section of advocates practising in lower courts was affected.

Citing the Tamil Nadu Official Language Act, 1956, that states Tamil shall be the official language of all courts subordinate to Madras High Court and Tribunals for the purpose of writing judgments, decrees and orders, he said it has not been implemented effectively.

Many lawyers who have studied in Tamil medium were struggling to prepare petitions and representations as most of the law materials were available only in English, he pointed out, adding that even the translation department was not functioning on all court campuses and getting the documents translated into Tamil and typed was expensive.

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