Govt in Talks With Centre Over HC Division

HC bench rules that TS has no role to play in the establishment of High Court for AP

Published: 17th March 2016 06:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2016 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government is seriously pursuing with the central Government the demand for bifurcation of the common High Court at Hyderabad and establishment of a separate High Court for Telangana state.

Replying to a question raised by A Jeevan Reddy, S Satyanarayana and others, law minister A Indrakaran Reddy said that on March 18 last year, both Houses of the Legislature had unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the central government to bifurcate the Common High Court at Hyderabad forthwith and sent it to the Union ministry of law and justice.

The Union ministry addressed a letter to the chief justice of High Court of judicature at Hyderabad, requesting him to look into the matter so that two separate High Courts for the two states are established at Hyderabad expeditiously.

Reddy said a memorandum had also been submitted to the Union law minister in this regard by Members of Parliament and the Advocate Joint Action Committee (JAC) from the state.

Subsequently, a division bench of the High Court ruled that constitution of High Court in any part of Telangana for Andhra Pradesh, including Hyderabad, would be an action not permitted by law.

It held that Telangana had no role to play in the establishment of High Court for Andhra Pradesh and directed the state to identify and locate a site where a permanent High Court of AP could be constituted in the territory of AP.

The bench apprised the justice who is requested to take a decision in consultation with the chief minister on the choice of location of the permanent High Court, Indrakaran Reddy said and added that a review petition was filed by the state government and the matter was pending before the High Court.

The state government was pursuing the matter with the Centre and Chief Minister K Chadrasekhar Rao had reminded the Centre in February and the matter would be settled at the earliest, he added.

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