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Centre rechristens High Court for J&K and Ladakh UTs

Jammu, July 17, 2021: The Centre has rechristened the Common High Court for Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh as High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

The President of India has issued the order under section 103 of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, which empowers him to remove difficulties in implementation of the law for a period of five years, starting from October 31, 2019.

Under the Reorganisation Act, the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir was declared as the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.

“The present nomenclature is found to be rather long winding and cumbersome, the said nomenclature may be substituted as High court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which besides being convenient would be in consonance with the name pattern followed in other Common High Courts namely Punjab and Haryana High Court, which has jurisdiction over the states of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh,” read the order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

The Centre rechristened the High Court after LG of both UTs conveyed heir agreement to the proposed change in the name of High Court. The then chief Justice of the High Court also conveyed her no objection to the proposed name—(KNO)

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