Imphal, Mar 4 (NNN): The Union minister of law and justice has sent a formal missive to Manipur People’s Party (MPP), a regional political party of Manipur stating that the latter’s demand for separate high court for Manipur is in the process of getting fruition with the necessary push already being initiated by the ministry.
“The Central government is also very keen to have a separate high court for Manipur. The ministry of home affairs who has to move the bill for setting up of a separate high court for Manipur has already been approached and requested to do the needful,” said a letter addressed to Y Mangi Singh, president in-charge of MPP by Union law and justice minister M Veerappa Moily.
The letter from the Union law and justice minister is in response to the demand made to the ministry by MPP via its letter MPP/COR/2011 dated January 31, 2011, “requesting for the establishment of a separate high court for the State of Manipur which has been a crying need for the State since the attainment of Statehood in 1972 about 40 years ago.”
An MPP letter signed by its president Dr Nimai Chand Luwang responded back today to the Union minister of law and justice expressing its sincere appreciation for prompt action initiated by the ministry for the setting up of separate high court for Manipur.
It may be recalled that a delegation of MPs from northeast States led by Lok Sabha member from Tripura Khagen Das met Union law and justice minister Veerappa Moily in New Delhi recently demanding for the expedition of the process for setting up of separate high courts for Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.
The Union minister reportedly told the visiting MPs that the ministry has submitted cabinet memorandum to the Union cabinet to set up separate high courts for Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya.
“The Union ministry of home affairs, which is the authority of that act, has also taken initiative in this regard. A separate high court would be set up first in Tripura, then in Manipur and Meghalaya,” Das had said.