The Puducherry based Federation for People’s Rights today urged the administration to adopt a resoution in the next session of the Territorial Assembly urging the Centre to change the name of the Madras High Court as the High Court of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
In a statement here today, Federation Secretary G Sugumaran said the Centre recently announced to change the name of Madras High Court as the High Court of Chennai and was taking steps to bring in an act in the ensuing Parliament session. He said in 1996, the name of Madras city was changed to Chennai, but the name of the High Court remained unchanged and there was a demand to change the name of the High Court to Tamil Nadu High Court instead of the proposal of the Centre to name it as High Court of Chennai.
Mr Sugumaran said Puducherry comes under the direct control of the Madras High Court. Hence, the name of the Madras High Court be changed as the High court of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, as was adopted in the case of naming Punjab High Court as Punjab and Haryana High Court when it’s jurisdiction has been extended to two states.
Mr Sugumaran said memorandums were sent to President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Law Minister, Chief Justice of India, Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
UNI / 16.02.2010