Lawyers' delegation calls on PM; demands HC for Tripura

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New Delhi, Sep 10 (UNI) An eight-member delegation of the Bar Association of the Agartala bench of Gauhati High Court today called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and submitted three sets of memoranda urging him for his intervention in the setting up of a High Court in Tripura.

Taking to UNI, Bar Association President Apanshu Mohan Lodh said, ''It is surprising that the state, which was formed in 1971, has not yet been granted a High Court, while those created late in 2000 like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand, much closer to Delhi in distance, have already obtained their independent High Courts from the Centre. This shows the total negligence for the NE region by New Delhi.'' Mr Lodh said for setting up a High Court in Tripura not much infrastructure is required as the basic infrastructure is already in place from the time of the king of Tripura in 1877.

If the Centre sets up a High Court, it would generate a revenue of more than Rs one crore as the number of cases are quite substantial, he added.

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