Mangaluru Nov 9, 2016: Mangaluru Bar Association along with all college students Association will hold jatha on November 11from Court Complex to DC office, demanding High Court circuit bench in Mangaluru, informed President of Mangaluru Bar Association SP Chengappa.
Addressing media at Mangaluru Bar Association on Wednesday November 9, SP Chengappa urged government to establish the circuit bench of High court in Mangaluru.
He stated that as Mangaluru is expected to become a Smart City in future and also the educational hub, the judicial system should also be smart. “The economically backward can have access to judiciary if a circuit bench is formed.
At present for higher appeals at the High Court, the people in Mangaluru and coastal areas are compelled to go to Bengaluru. Hence the establishment of circuit bench in Mangaluru, the people of Udupi, Uttar Kannada, Chikmagaluru and Kodagu will be benefited as they too need not travel all the way to Bengaluru for the hearing of their cases in the high court.
He also said that, an amount of Rs 10 lakh should be fixed as death compensation. Also, the age restriction should be scrapped. A proposal was submitted by the State Bar Council in this regard, but it is pending the last eight years.
He also demanded an increase in the stipend of new law practitioners from Rs 2,000 a month to Rs 3,000 and the stipend should be provided for 36 months instead of 24 months. The income limit of Rs 40,000 towards the eligibility of the stipend should be scrapped.
Chengappa was unhappy over the negligence of the court road development works, even though the foundation stone was laid back in 2015 and from past 5 months roads have been closed but still work remains pending.
Vice President of Association Yashodara B Karkera, Joint Secretary Suamana and others were present.