District court complex inaugurated in Tuensang
DIMAPUR — Justice Lanusangkum Jamir, chief justice (acting) of the Gauhati High Court (High Court of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh), inaugurated the district court complex in Tuensang town on Tuesday as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Jamir urged the public to repose faith in the judiciary system in order to redress their legitimate grievances. He also mentioned some factors like pendency of judiciary system, mandate to speedy trial, adequacy of judicial infrastructures to reduce pendency and backlog cases in order to sustain better justice delivery system, stated a DIPR report.
He mentioned that during the chief justices conference held in 2016, it was decided that the chief justice must adopt proactive steps to identify the judiciary infrastructures, ensure timely completion of the projects of the court complexes, constitute a committee to monitor timely completion of the projects and to ascertain coordination between the district officials and state government for the development of judicial infrastructures.
Justice Jamir appreciated the support and cooperation of the government and involvement of every stakeholder for a robust justice delivery system in the state.
Advisor of Law and Justice and Land Revenue, TN Mannen, speaking at the programme, stressed the need to revamp customary law and warned that it might become irrelevant without improvement.
The inauguration ceremony was conducted at the new complex, which was moderated by Kumdilong Kessen, chief judicial magistrate of Longleng. The event commenced with an invocation prayer said by L Ongmang, pastor of Yungkük Baptist Church in Tuensang town, followed with a song presented by Lirili and Repetel.
N Longshithung Ezung, principal district and sessions judge of Tuensang, delivered the welcome address, wherein he expressed the significance of the occasion.
In the technical report presented by Sungtiba Amer, assistant chief engineer of CAWD, it was informed that the total estimated cost of the project was INR 643.97 lakh. He stated that the construction, carried out by Saramati Construction, began in April 2017 and successfully completed in November 2023. The new building is a G+6 storied RCC structure with a total plinth area of 18,578 sq.ft.
Several prominent figures in the legal and administrative spheres shared their thoughts during the ceremony. ChubaYimchunger, president of Tuensang Bar Association; Lithrongla T Rutsa, deputy commissioner of Tuensang; and R Ramakrishnan, principal secretary of Law and Justice, delivered short speeches.
Yarenjungla Longkumer, secretary (judicial) of Law and Justice department, delivered the vote of thanks, wherein she expressed gratitude to all the stakeholders for the support and cooperation towards the successful completion of the project.
The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Justice Kakheto Sema, judge of Gauhati High Court.