Kohima, Dec 31 (UNI) The Nagaland Bar Association (NBA) today expressed the need to have a seperate High Court for the state and urged the policy makers to take steps in the direction.
In a joint release, NBA president Talitsungba and general secretary T Siohu said Nagaland was far below the other states in the country as far as the judiciary was concerned.
''Nagaland is a matured state as compared to the other states, including Sikkim, Goa, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. However, all these states have their respective High Courts and a well streamlined heirarchy in the subordinate judiciary,'' the NBA stated.
The association said a well streamlined heirarchy of the judicial system, headed by a separate High Court for the state, was an indispensable requirement.
Besides the constitutionally established counts, even customary courts, down to the village courts, needed protection for independent discharge of its judicial functions, the release added.