High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh A new name for Jammu & Kashmir High Court

The Name for the “Common High Court of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh” has been Changed and agreed by the officials and signed by the president to “High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” according to an official decision.

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2021, has been signed by India’s President, Ram Nath Kovind, to bring about this transformation. The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry has issued an official order in this regard yesterday. The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir was created by the Jammu and Kashmir Government Order Number 1 on March 26, 1928.

The official order said that the nomenclature will be changed. ” The current nomenclature is found to be rather long-winded and cumbersome; accordingly, the said nomenclature may be substituted as High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which, in addition to being convenient, would also be under the name pattern followed in other common High Courts, namely Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh;”

According to the official order, the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh and the Chief Justice of the Common High Court for the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh both indicated their approval for the proposed name and had no objections.

Thus, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, issued the Order in exercise of the authority provided by subsection (1) of section 103 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, following order, namely:

To begin with the short title and commencement.- “(1) This Order may be called the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2021 (of 2021).”

(2) It will take effect on the day it is published in the official gazette. The terms “High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh” should be substituted for the phrases “Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh” In section 75 of clause (a) under the subsection 1 Territory of Ladakh” In section 75 of the clause (a) under the subsection 1

The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, was passed to reorganize the existing state of Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir was designated as the Common High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh, Under clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 75 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019.

-Report by ESHAN SHARMA

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