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Law Ministry issues orders for new Nomenclature of Jammu & Kashmir High Court

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Greeva Garg –

The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry has issued an official order for new nomenclature of Jammu & Kashmir High Court.

The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir established by the Jammu and Kashmir Government on March 26, 1928, was named as now ‘Common High Court of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh’.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal and Difficulties) Order, 2021, was signed by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. In effect to the change, the High Court is now renamed as ‘High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh’.

The official Order states that, “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 also 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.”

In the proposal of the order for the new nomenclature, Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Ladakh and the Chief Justice of the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh conveyed no objection.

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