From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, May 18: The president of Shillong High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) Ganold S Massar today said that the legal profession faces problem of pending cases in the court. Addressing jourlists ahead of a two-day tiol semir, on “Current challenges before the legal profession and the judiciary”, Massar said, “The challenge now is how to dispose of cases. There are many pending cases and it takes years together (for cases to end). This in itself is a challenge.” According to Massar, the challenge before the legal professiols now is to simplify the law and to give justice as soon as possible to the litigants. He also said that if this is not done people will lose faith in the judiciary. Meanwhile, on a query on the opinion of the bar on the debate regarding judicial activism, Massar said that it is required but at times it can also go wrong. Massar also said that in most cases it is because of the failure of the executive, the judiciary has to intervene and direct it to correct the wrongs. The two-day tiol semir from May 20 to 21, which will be held for the first time in this part of the region is being organised by the Bar Association of India (BAI) jointly with the Shillong High Court Bar Association at the Soso Tham auditorium. Renowned legal experts from different parts of the country are expected to participate in the semir. “Over 320 members have also registered from Shillong, Jowai, Nongpoh and Khliehriat,” informed Dr BP Todi, who is also member of the BAI’s executive committee.
Legal professiols from other parts of the region like, Manipur, galand, Tripura and Assam have also registered. The semir has been divided into four sessions, and topics relating to rich legal tapestry of North East India, a glimpse into the local customary laws and practice in Meghalaya will be discussed. Besides the semir will also be discussing topics like ‘one Bar one India: Role of the Bar Association of India to help the local bar and the profession in the North East’, ‘recent arbitration amendment and commercial courts act’ and ‘role of judiciary in bringing up young bar’.