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Telangana Assembly passes resolution for bifurcation of HC

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Hyderabad: The Telangana Legislative Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution urging Union government for bifurcation of High Court which is presently common to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, a day after Centre gave its assurance to this effect in Lok Sabha. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. Intervening in a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill 2015 yesterday, Law Minister Sadananda Gowda said he had held extensive discussion with the lawyer’s action committee following which the Bar Council withdrew their month-long strike.

“I have asked the Action Committee to get a letter from the Telangana Chief Minister providing the required infrastructure and building… Very soon you will get a High Court in Telangana,” he had said. During his visit to Hyderabad recently, Gowda had said that a separate high court would be established for Telangana if the state government comes up with such proposal.

Lawyers in Telangana have been agitating for long for establishment of a separate high court in the new state, which came into existence on June 2, 2014.