Judicial Development Under The Customary Laws In The Autonomous District Of Karbi Anglong India

Judicial Development Under The Customary Laws In The Autonomous District Of Karbi Anglong India

Syed Badrul Ashad | Johrat Law College, Golaghat, India

Established under the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. Karbi Anglong District has been given the privilege to have its own local Judicial Body. Which had the power to trail cases of minor gravity and helped in resolving disputes related to their customary laws. However, this system was not very much successful in its growth as the Judicial System of Karbi Anglong until August 2017 as the Judiciary of the District was merged with the executives. Thus showing a clear trace of Negligence of the local customary laws of the people. Now, however, with the historic judgment of Honorable Gauhati High Court regarding the separation of Judiciary, along with the necessary steps taken by the Honorable Court regarding the establishment of the new court in all the Autonomous Districts of Assam. A new hope of a revival of customary law has been developed. This paper seeks to study effects of the new day Judicial System with the right of recognition of the local customary laws of the people. And would also try to present a view of the historical development of customary laws in Karbi Anglong District till date along with its implementation in the present system.


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