Manipur High Court Current Affairs - 2019
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Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar was sworn in as fifth Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur after was appointed by the President Ram Nath Kovind. He was administered the oath of office by Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi as per Article 219 of Constitution.
Justice Sudhakar hails from Panapakkam village in Vellore district. He graduated with Bachelors’ Degree in Life Sciences from Loyola College and obtained law degree from Madras Law College. He was enrolled as advocate in 1983 and started practice as associate of legal luminary and senior advocate Habibullah Badsha, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu and Public Prosecutor of Madras High Court.
He was appointed as judge of Madras High Court in 2005 and as judge of High Court of Jammu and Kashmir in 2016. In 2018, he was appointed as acting Chief Justice of High Court of J&K.
Abhilasha Kumari was sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Manipur High Court. She was administered oath of office by Governor Najma Heptulla at the Raj Bhavan. With this, she became first women and third full-time Chief Justice of Manipur High Court.
She was earlier the Chief Justice of Gujarat High Court. She is the daughter of the former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh. She is alumnus of Delhi University and had obtained law degree from Himachal Pradesh University.
She had enrolled as an advocate in 1984 and practised in Himachal Pradesh High Court in cases concerning civil, criminal, consumer affairs, industrial insurance and company affairs. She was designated as additional advocate general for Himachal Pradesh before being elevated as Gujarat High Court judge in December 2005.
Manipur High Court
The seat of the Manipur High Court is at Imphal, the capital of Manipur. It was established in March 2013 after making suitable amendments in the Constitution of India and North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971. The first Chief Justice is Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre. Prior to its establishment, a bench of Gauhati High Court had jurisdiction over the state of Manipur.