Separate HCs: TS Advocates celebrate, AP lawyers stage protest

Hyderabad: Finally, the Centre issued a gazette notification bifurcating Hyderabad High Court among two States.

According to informed sources, the two high courts will start functioning from January 1, 2019, with the Centre allocating 10 judges to Telangana and 16 Judges for Andhra Pradesh respectively. Thus, the bifurcation of the High Court at the State level became a reality only after four-and-a-half years rule and Telangana going for fresh Assembly polls.

The Andhra Pradesh Government earlier informed about its readiness to start high court from next month and the Centre took a final decision in this regard. Officials have collected the options from 1500 related officials and staff will be allotted to the two Telugu States. The staff to be divided, include office subordinates, record assistants, drivers, operators and others.

A day after the release of the notification, Telangana Advocates were seen celebrating whereas, Andhra Pradesh lawyers protested outside the gate of High Court. They were also seen raising slogans against Andhra Pradesh CM, Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu for the delay of construction of new building in Amaravati.

With inputs from NSS