On Thursday, B Sudershan Reddy the former Supreme Court judge said that, “Not setting up a separate high court for Telangana is not only unconstitutional, but amounts to jeopardizing the people’s rights”.
Quoting Article 214 he said, “It was highly objectionable that a new State, with four crore people and an elected government, was being denied a high court of its own. All concerned should study the Article and check where they erred”.
Mr. Reddy was delivering the first Suravaram Pratap Reddy Memorial Lecture on ‘Is Telangana State without separate High Court constitutional?’ The lecture was jointly organized by Sri Pamulaparthi Sada- shivarao Memorial Foundation and Vaagdevi Colleges, marking the release of book ‘A Comprehensive study on Sri Suravaram Pratap Reddy and his works’ authored by Dr Indurthi Prabhakar Rao.
Whenever the people’s rights were violated they could not go either to State Assembly to raise voice or could not have a say in the administration he stated.
Reddy explained that, “High Court is the only constitutional body where they can seek redress. Hence, a separate high court is a must to protect people’s rights. In its absence, their rights to appeal against injustice would go waste”. “When a person approaches the court he will be appealing to the whole nation to hear his plea, not just the judge sitting there.”