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Plea to Rename Allahabad High Court as Prayagraj HC dismissed

Lawstreet Journal 8 Oct 2020 10:09pm

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The Allahabad High court recently dismissed the plea to rename Allahabad high court as Prayagraj or the Uttar Pradesh high court. A Lucknow high court bench comprising of Justice Justice PK Jaiswal and Justice DK Singh.dismissed the lawsuit, filed in the form a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), terming it as a 'publicity stunt litigation'. The petition was filed by advocate Ashok Pandey.

Judicature at Allahabad is a high court based in Allahabad (Prayagraj) that has jurisdiction over the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The History of Allahbad court dates back to the year 1866 making it the fourth high court established in India. Section 101 (5) of the Government of India Act, 1915-1919, the name of 'High Court for the North-Western Provinces' was changed to "High Court of Judicature at Allahabad.

The Indian Independence Act was passed in 1947. In 1948, the Governor-General, in the exercise of powers under Section 229 of the Government of India Act, issued U.P. High Courts (Amalgamation) Order, 1948, published in the gazette of Government of India. Clause-III of the Amalgamation Order, from appointed date i.e. 26th July 1948, provided that High Court in Allahabad and the Chief Court in Oudh shall be amalgamated and constitute one High Court in the name of 'High Court of Judicature at Allahabad'. These provisions were later repealed by the enactment of the constitution on 26th January. The articles which deal with the formation of high courts are as follows :

Article 225- Jurisdiction of existing High Courts Subject to… Continue Reading...

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