Special Correspondent

KOCHI: The golden jubilee chamber complex for High Court lawyers constructed near the premises of the Kerala High Court was inaugurated on Saturday by Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan.

Inaugurating the complex, he said the Kerala High Court was the only one in the country that did not have chambers for lawyers. Even the circuit benches of the Madras and Karnataka High Courts had chambers for lawyers.

Even the lawyers in the district courts in other States enjoyed the facility. He said there were allegations that the chamber complex was built on government land. Such approach of a section of lawyers was unfortunate.

The Chief Justice said that all the chamber complexes were built on government land.

The Supreme Court had been granted 12 acres for expanding its facilities. It was proposed that a chamber complex could be built on 2 acres for Supreme Court lawyers.

Kerala High Court Advocates' Association president V.V. Sidharthan presided. Supreme Court judge Cyric Joseph; Kerala High Court Chief Justice J. Chelameswar; Union Minster of State for Agriculture K.V. Thomas; Revenue Minister K.P. Rajendran; Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal V.K. Bali; Dominic Presentation. MLA; Advocate General C.P. Sudhakara Prasad; and former Advocate General M.K. Damodaran spoke. Shrikumar, convener, chamber committee, read out the report.