The 36-year long struggle for the formation of Udaipur High Court Bench finally gained a positive result when a meeting was headed by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. The meeting went on for 1 and a half hour whereby a high-level committee was formed under the chairmanship of Law Minister.
No need for another Movement says CM Raje!
The Chief Minister interacted with the Law Secretary and hinted towards a positive development while addressing the delegation from Udaipur. She also said that the delegation won’t need another movement for their demands to be addressed in the future. The committee has been asked to visit Udaipur and prepare a factual report on the basis of which the fate of the Udaipur Court Bench will be decided.
Who all attended the meeting?
This meeting was held at CM Residence at 7:30 in the evening and was attended by several leaders like Gulab Chand Kataria, Urban Development Minister Shrichand Kriplani, Law Minister Pushpendra Singh Ranawat, Chief Secretary DB Gupta, Law Secretary Mahavir Sharma, SG Naramal Lodha, Prinicipal Secretary to the Governor Tanmay Kumar, Divisional Commissioner BhavBhawani Singh Detha, IG Anand Srivastava, District Collector Vishnuchand Mallik, and SP Rajendra Prasad Goyal.
Home Minister’s viewpoint
In the meeting, Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria laid emphasis on the need of the High Court Bench as 65% of population in Udaipur Division consists of tribal people. CM Raje also acknowledged the issue saying that the poor and tribal people should get justice.
The members of the Sangharsh Samiti including Shantilal Chaplot cited the example of Maharashtra that has 4 High Court benches and recently welcomed two new benches at Pune and Kolhapur.
Chaplot Broke his Hunger Strike
It’s important to note that a few days ago; former Legislative Assembly Speaker Shantilal Chaplot broke called for a hunger strike from May 16 for the establishment of the Udaipur High Court Bench. Later, after engaging in a long discussion with UDH Minister Shrichand Kriplani, he broke the fast on Friday.
Followed by this, there was a meeting headed by CM Raje on Saturday whereby a high-level committee was formed under the chairmanship of Law Minister Pushpendra Singh. The committee will visit Udaipur and will look into the demands put forth by the advocates for the establishment of a circuit bench of the High Court.