Kohima: As a six-member delegation of the High Court bar (Kohima bench) met with Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana in Delhi on Tuesday, they received a nod for Nagaland to have a separate high court, provided that the state has required infrastructure in place.

During the meeting, the delegation requested the CJI’s help in setting up a separate high court for Nagaland. Justice Ramana conveyed that once a positive decision from the Union government is conveyed, the office of the CJI will “immediately give effect to the separate high court for the state of Nagaland, provided the state has the required separate infrastructure in place”.

The CJI added that a team will be sent to Nagaland for inspection of the infrastructure. 

The delegation included convener Timikha Koza, President A Zho, secretary Kekhriengulie Theünuo, joint secretary Joshua Sheqi, senior advocate CT Jamir and advocate Vitso Rio. The team also presented a traditional Naga shawl to the CJI during their visit.

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