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Gauhati High Court Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

The towering white structure of the Gauhat High Court, a landmark of Guwahati stands tall glimmering in the city skyline. A keeper of law and a defender of justice it has been advocating justice since the past sixty years of glorious existence.

It was way back in the year 1948 on April 5 Ronald Francis Lodge was appointed the first Chief Justice of the Assam High Court. The Assam High Court was inaugurated by then chief justice of India Justice Harilal Kania in the present house of the district and sessions judge , Kamrup Guahati on the western bank of Dighalipukhuri. The inaugural ceremony was attended by many luminaries of Assam including Sir Akbar Hydari, Pemier Gopinath Bordoloi, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed etc.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed , the Advocate General of Assam guaranteed complete cooperation of the members of the Bar Association for the administration of justice.

The High Court initially had its sitting in Shillong but in July 1948 the government decided to shift it to Guwahati. However, its new building at the present site was inaugurated in 1957.

RF Lodge, TV Thandani and Ram Labhaya (Puisine Judge), were the judges while FA Ahmed, the former President of India was the Advocatw General along with kairam barman, bhabesh Chandra Barua and lyngdog as the Government Advocates.

Since its inception the Gauhati High Court has been continuing its crusade for justice in northeastern India. It has earnestly carried out its task in this region despite the varied laws and customs of the region.

In keeping with the constitution of modern India the Supreme Court and the High Courts became constitutional guardians of the people and for the past 60 years the Gauhati High Court has carried forward a legacy of justice in a democratic society.

Apart from its principal seat at Guwahati the court has under its umbrella the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal pradesh having its benches at Shillong, Kohima, Imphal, Agartala, Aizawal and Itanagar.

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration was organized at the ITA Complex at Machkhowa, in Guwahati. The legal fraternity of India, from the Chief Justice of India, Justice KG Balakrishnan to Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Jasti Chelameswar was all praise for the Gauhati High Court.

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I hope with this new structure, there is a renewed sense and passion to uphold the justice. As it is, if we see the records, the North East stands out, there are no adverse news of offenders getting off the law using money neither do we hear or see anything adverse, this could mean that probably mainstream media is not worried or does not care what happens in the state, of which the probability is remote. Reading the article made me feel that it was some sort of tourism drive of North East, I mean it was good, colorful but I am wondering, is this all what writer wanted us to read? I have been an avid reader of your articles, but gradually down the line somehow I feel that the spirit of writing has been compromised, the ‘zing’ in this particular essay is missing, I thought I was reading a page 3 article but only in dignified manner. With a new high court structure, you could have given us the list of problem which demanded this new structure, pending cases, space, utilization plans. There were lots of articulated words, cinematic narration but the strike was missing. Not that I wish to be a critic, but we see lot potential in your writing which we want you to realize or if I may put this way, there are lot of issues that we want to highlight through you and make ourselves aware. Keep writing.
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Kind Attention Your honour, 100% Correct, one thinks I understand that if you have money then you can get anything, every thing is possible then you. Otherwise if you are a poor then you can’t get anything, every thing is not possible then you, also then you get poor judgment, and poor comportment in all aspects of life, in our country INDIA. For example 1. I. I go to Police Station near about 100 times, give their 5 G.D. but Nothing gets. Other side 2. Sandip Samanta, S/O. Shankar Kumar Samanta S.B.I. they have much more money so they purchase all police and some political leaders, some dada. Etc. Only I get many letters and many phone calls which all seem to me needs to be thrown in the trash, as it all are valueless. Only simply a solace to the poor. If you man not doing something for truth, then closed your department, much money are save in our country. Am I Right? Yes. We got Married 05/03/2002, and have a daughter born 09/07/2005. My wife and she’s family given me 498a/34 IPC, FIR NO.276, date 31/08/2009, P.S.: BAGUIATI, it’s not true case, believe me. My wife are engaged/Affair with a boy (Sandip Samanta, S/O. Shankar Kumar Samanta S.B.I. Manager) his house front of my house, all the matters are know every person in my village, and also they given me written about my character. When my wife goes outside form my house near about many vory gold and cash 1.20 lack Indian rupees taken. Not taken my daughter, daughter is now in my house. My wife doing the 498a case’s date 31/08/2009 and I arrest 06/09/2009, court give me bail at 19/09/2009 my 1st court date is 16/10/2009 done. 2nd court date is 04/01/2010 done. Next court date is 07/07/2010 at Barasat court. Some proof (20 pcs. Adult s.m.s., Adult picture with the boy and a c.d.) has me about my wife and the boy that they are in illegal relation. Believe me I and my family love much more to my wife. They (My wife family) are very very poor and live in a bosti Address: 70/H/8 Manicktolla Main Road, Kolkata – 700054, Beside 5 Star Club, my mother see 1st time and she arrange my marriage, and Mother told me they are very poor so what? After marriage she is my family member, believe me not a single word is wrong. Before marriage my family not see my wife’s family, now we understand/also see that she’s family are very bad. My wife, she’s family and the boy they are misusing this law. Now my wife’s family understands all the affair matter. My wife left our only solitary daughter to me who is 4 years old having severe "Ashtama Disease, depends on INHEALER, here political Hide & seek game is going on & the father of the parents (THE FATHER OF THE BOY WHO HAS ILLICIT RELATIONS WITH MY WIFE) are rich, so they are spending money to everywhere with a view to be escaped. Now I decided that I’m not taken back my wife. I take a lawyer his name Mr. Kamelash Nandi. I don’t know what happened next? Now I went to punishment the boy. Now my mother is a sugar present shies sugar is now 400. If possible please help me. Please investigate the matter and relief/save me and my family. And . My wife given me U/s. 125 Cr. P. C. Case NO.167/2009, date 16/12/2009. 1st Class Judicial Magistrate at Sealdah. 1st court date is 15/01/2010 done, 2nd court date is 12/02/2010 done. Next court date is 26/02/2010. I attend but judge toll that order is ready, you take the order at 01/03/2010. One order is giving to your wife Rs. 1500/- P.M. Thanks Dear Sir/Madam, Actually I’m 100 percent victim, so I went to knowing my matter all the Indian and others. I write my matter to our local P.S., Local Councilor, all M.P., M.L.A., Minister in W.B. and Other States, C.M. in W.B., CBI Department, CID Department, S.P. and Dy.S.P.(N.) 24 Parganas, All the I.P.S. AND I.A.S. OFFICERS. Governor in W.B, and President in India. P.M. in India, National/International Human rights department, AAP KI KACHEHRI – KIRAN KE SAATH, Kolkata Police, and all police officers in W.B., my nation, all of the news channels, and all press, and many more, (anybody can’t help me/ not fight for truth /don’t take proper investigation/do not take any action/don’t take any type of quarry/ Still Now, I think they all are sleeping WHY?) NOW BAGUIATI POLICE O.C. LISTINE MY ALL TOLKING AND TOLD ME THAT YOU FILE A FIR 156(3) I ARREST / TAKE NACEASSARY ACTION. NOW I FILE THE CASE 165(3) CASE NO. 921 OF 2010, DATE-13/04/2010 CHARGE 323, 379, 406, 497, 498, 500, 504, 506 READ WITH 34/120B OF INDIAN PENAL CODE. NOW I SEE WHAT HAPPNED. The file comes and the case is starting At Baguiati Police Station Case No-168 Date: 24.04.2010. Baguiati Police Station’s Officer In charge Ph. No. is: 9830673407(Goutam Mitra), Baguiati Police Station’s Ph. No. is: 033 25598799. I’m Punishment + harassment Without Crime. I think all are corruption. I hope you would care to me, your prompt action shall be highly appreciated. With kindest regards, Dipak Kumar Adhikari Tegharia(Dhali Para),NandanKanan. P.S.: Baguiati. P.O. Hatiara. Dist.: North 24 Parganas. Kolkata-700059 Email: W.B. India. PH. 9836149983 Thu, 6 May, 2010 9:37:15 AM Vacation Mail Re: All are sleeping? ... From: diptiranjan kanungo <> ... Add to Contacts To: ________________________________________ ThanQ Sir / Madam. I got Your Mail. If any Urgency, Please contact me . My Cell No. 9937844332 / 9337154737 / 9439585384. Dipti Ranjan Kanungo. Mediaperson 301,Kharavelanagar Bhubaneswar-751001. Orissa State.


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