J&K HC renamed as High Court of J&K and Ladakh

The nomenclature of the ‘common High Court of UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh’ changed to the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh after an official order being passed.

In order to bring this change into force, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind has signed a Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (removal of difficulties) order,2021.

This information was being issued by Department of Justice in the Ministry of Law yesterday.

The official order stated that, “The present nomenclature is found to be rather long-winding and cumbersome, the said nomenclature may be substituted as High Court of Jammu and Kashmir, which besides being convenient would also be in consonance with the name pattern followed in other common High Courts, namely, Punjab and Haryana High Court, which has jurisdiction over the States of Punjab and Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh;”.

The order also stated that the Lieutenant Governer of UT of Ladakh and the Chief Justice of the Common High Court conveyed their no objection to the change in the name.

Therefore, the President using the power as being provided under sub section (1) of section 103 of J&K Reorganization Act,2019, passed this order.

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