Friday, March 24, 2023

AG must be from state’s legal fraternity: NBA

Lamenting that for the past 60 years the advocate general for the state had been appointed from outside the State, the Nagaland Bar Association (NBA) has resolved that the state government must appoint someone from the legal fraternity in the State to the said constitutional office.
In a press release, Nagaland Bar Association president A Zhimomi and secretary S Keyho informed that the resolution to this effect was adopted at the NBA executive committee meeting held on March 3, 2023.
According to NBA, the “unanimous opinion” on the subject was that it would be “unfair, unjust and a slur upon the legal fraternity” in the State, if yet again, the office of the advocate general is proposed to be filled by a lawyer from outside the State, ignoring the members of the legal fraternity in the State.
Further, the Bar also resolved to request state government and the central government to expedite the establishment of a separate High Court for Nagaland and to “delink this matter from the ongoing political negotiations.”
NBA opined that “uncertainties in the ongoing political negotiations” should not result in further delays for the State to have its own High Court.


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