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CJI inaugurates new building of Aizawl bench Gauhati HC

Aizawl: Chief Justice of India, Dr. Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud inaugurated the new building of Gauhati High Court Aizawl bench at Mizoram New Capital Complex (MINECO) in Aizawl on Saturday.

In his inaugural speech, Justice Chandrachud expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders for the completion of the new building, saying “Since court plays a crucial role in a successful judiciary system, development of its premises and other necessary technology facilities is important; but more significant thing we need to keep in mind is that we must stand with the rule of law and stand with the peaceful resolution of law.” 

“The rule of law is what sustains this nation and this new building also signifies the rule of law in the state,” he added.

State Chief Minister Zoramthanga, while addressing the inaugural function, said that Mizoram is one of the first states in the country to have Lok Ayukta.

Zoramthanga said that while Mizoram was the only place in the country where the Indian Air Force conducted air raids and aerial bombardments, the historic Mizo Peace Accord is the most successful accord ever inked in the country.

“Over 50,000 refugees and internally displaced people from Myanmar, Bangladesh and Manipur are taking shelter in the state,” he said, adding that the government and the people of the state continued to sustain in providing humanitarian assistance and relief to them even as the central government still had not provide any funds for humanitarian aid till date.

He expressed the hope that peace will come in Myanmar, Bangladesh and Manipur soon.

The new High Court bench building is constructed from Non- Lapsable Central Pool Resources (NLCPR) with sanction amount of Rs. 46.24 crore.

Architectural and Structural design was done by the state PWD while North East Consultancy Services (NECS) is the contractor. It comprises of main building, advocate building and visiting judge building with the total floor area of 13773.11 square metres.

Besides the Chief Justice of India and the Chief Minister, the inaugural function was attended by Union Minister of State for Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal, Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Sandeep Mehta, judges, lawyers and senior officials. 

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