Name change ritual

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The High Court of Madras, Bombay and most possibly Calcutta, are set to shed the old names of their cities and adopt the new ones like Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata respectively. The names will be changed through an act of Parliament. It is a right step in the right direction as the court of law should also take congnisance of what is otherwise followed in the States.  The proposal of the department of justice in the Law Ministry is to bring Bill about the alteration of names to rename the two high courts established in the year 1860s under the Indian High Court Act 1861. The Union Law ministry proposed for a change of names of the High Courts in these cities and it will soon become a reality.

Chitra Krishnan

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