Chief Justice of India lays foundation stone of first Law University in HP

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The Chief Justice of India Mr. Tirth Singh Thakur laid the foundation stone of first National law University in Himachal Pradesh at Ghandal near Shimla as he is on four-day visit to Himachal Pradesh and arrived at Raj bhavan yesterday.

Mr. Justice Thakur addressed the audience after laying the foundation stone at 1000 hours on Friday at Ghandal near Ganhati outskirts of the State capital Shimla, said that there are adequate number of Judges in the State High Court and subordinate judiciary.

He hailed the strength of judges the state judiciary (without quoting his Republic day worry of in adequate number) comparative to others High Courts in the Country. Commenting upon prevalence of pendency of cases in the Himachal Pradesh High Court, Mr. Justice Thakur urged the judges to uphold their duty in honest and utmost manner to dispose off pendency.

Praising the serenity and natural pristine beauty of this hill state Mr. Thakur said that he has been visiting the State due to personal reasons as well as enjoying the enchanting environment of the State. Greeting the people of the State to have first National Law University under the State, CJI said that it would be matter of pride to them.

In order to ensure central assistance, the Chief Justice of India assured to use his office to provide more funding to upcoming University. CJI also laid the foundation for the residential accommodation of Himachal Pradesh Legal Service Authority at Ganhati.

He would attend Convocation at Himachal Pradesh University on tomorrow 20 August, 2016 and return to New Delhi after the function. Mr. Justice Thakur’s first visit to Himachal Pradesh after elevating to CJI is being taken keenly by the legal fraternity and luminaries after his recent remarks upon the Red fort prime Minister speech, showing concern over negligence of Central Government to not address the dearth of judged in judiciary.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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