Hyderabad: Lawyers of the Hyderabad High Court expect that the Supreme Court would give a logical conclusion to the row over the bifurcation of the High Court for the two Telugu states.
Senior lawyer Gandra Mohan Rao, who had appeared in the PIL before the Hyderabad High Court seeking constitution of separate High Courts, said, “It is good that at least now the Centre woke up and is taking up the cause on the lines the Telangana government had proposed.”
He said, “We are hoping that the apex court will clear the stumbling block created with the ruling of the division bench of the Hyderabad HC. As the executive and legislature have been bifurcated, it would give great relief to litigants of both states if the judiciary also bifurcated.”
He said that going by the affidavit of the Centre it appeared that the Reorganisation Act did not prevent the constitution of the separate High Court for AP either on a temporary basis in Hyderabad or at Amaravati.
Though most advocates were supportive of the TS government affidavit submitted to the apex court stating that it is ready to leave the building, Mr C. Damodar Reddy, president of the Telangana High Court Advocates Association, opposed the proposal saying the government should have consulted them before making this statement.
Without consulting the advocate fraternity which had taken a lead role in statehood agitation. He said the association would not allow the TS government to allocate the building, built by the Nizams, for the AP High Court.
The association would meet soon to resolve to implead itself in the SLP to oppose the move of the government, Mr Damodar Reddy said....