Judiciary will be separated from executive soon: Mukul

Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today assured separation of judiciary from executive in all districts in the state to create a conducive atmosphere and make the justice delivery system effective.

"It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that the provision, as enshrined in the Constitution of the country, is fulfilled," Mukul said while addressing at the foundation stone laying ceremony of District and Sessions Judge Court in West Khasi Hills district.

He said that the court would ensure access to equal opportunities and justice and will facilitate expeditious administration of justice to the people.

While stressing on the need to create awareness about the legal system among the people, Mukul said that it was imperative upon the government to sensitise the people and reach out to all the stakeholders.

"I appeal to the Bar to make Legal support more affordable to the common people," he said while concluding his speech.

Meghalaya High Court Chief Justice P C Pant in his brief speech said that the separation of the Judiciary from the Executive is a step towards fulfilling the constitutional mandate and building confidence among the people.

He said this would facilitate the speedy delivery of justice without unnecessary delay in the process. Of the 11 districts in the state, at least two more districts are yet to have a fully functional separate court.