SC Issues Notice To AP Govt Over High Court Bifurcation

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court ordered the Andhra Pradesh government and the High Court to send their explanations in writing, on the issue of the delay of the bifurcation of the Hyderabad High Court. Telangana government's advocate Mukul Rohatgi and the Union Law Ministry's Attorney General KK Venugopal argued that it was time the bifurcation of the Court took place. Asked about the status on the construction of the High Court buildings in AP, the Union government said to the SC bench that the construction was not finished yet.

In this regard, the Telangana government proposed that the Andhra Pradesh High Court be set up in the vacant 24 halls in the Hyderabad High Court premises. As an alternative proposal, the Telangana government offered to vacate the currently functional High Court building. The Telangana State is represented by only 40 per cent of the total number of judges, injustice is being done to Telangana, Rohatgi added.

However, the Andhra Pradesh government's advocate did not attend the Supreme Court hearing. With this, the SC issued notices calling for the explanation of the High Court and Andhra Pradesh government. The case has been adjourned for two weeks.

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