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Separate HC for AP a reality now

Separate HC for AP a reality now
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Finally, a separate High Court of Andhra Pradesh became a reality Advocates from Andhra Pradesh are happy that the bifurcation of the High Court has...

Finally, a separate High Court of Andhra Pradesh became a reality. Advocates from Andhra Pradesh are happy that the bifurcation of the High Court has been done, though there were some apprehensions with regard to 'inadequate' court facilities in Amaravati. AP advocates’ association with Telangana people is very good. Advocates from AP have said that they had no grievance over bifurcation of the High Court. It is a fact that there is no enough infrastructure in Amaravati.

But everything needs some time. About 1,600 employees were working at the Hyderabad High Court and they would be allocated in the 58:42 ratio to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana State. A section of employees was sent temporarily to Andhra Pradesh and they would work there till the final allocation was done. The process of shifting files pertaining to the Andhra Pradesh High Court has started and it would continue. Advocates from Telangana have been in a celebratory mood over formation of a separate High Court for the State.

They are happy as a long-pending dream of having a separate High Court for Telangana has been realised. When two states are formed then separate High Courts must be established. Formation of a separate Andhra Pradesh High Court would also be convenient to litigants. The Constitution says every State should have its own High Court. There are over 2.6 lakh cases currently in the Hyderabad High Court, of which about 60 per cent belong to Andhra Pradesh.

- Ad Pravin Reddy, Hyderabad

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