Allahabad High Court celebrates 150th foundation year

Allahabad High Court celebrates 150th foundation year

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The Allahabad High Court celebrated its 150th foundation day today on 14th March 2016. President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations. Chief Justice of India, TS Thakur and Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda were among some of the dignitaries who attended the function. On this memorable occassion, Reserve bank of India released a 10 rupees coin. Postal department released a postage stamp and a Souvenir of the High court.

About Allahabad High Court

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(1) The Allahabad High Court was established in 1869, after seat was shifted from Agra to Allahabad. It was originally founded as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces at Agra on 17 March 1866 by the Indian High Courts Act 1861 replacing the old Sadr Diwani Adalat.

(2) Sir Walter Morgan, Barrister-at-Law and Mr. Simpson were appointed the first Chief Justice and the first Registrar respectively of the High Court of North-Western Provinces.

(3) It is fourth-oldest High Court in India after Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established under Indian High Courts Act 1861. Currently it is the highest judicial body of Uttar Pradesh and it has also a bench in Lucknow.