Hyderabad

Museum on judiciary mooted at High Court

Proposal to depict the transformation of judicial administration system since Nizam era

The High Court of Judicature of Telangana will soon have a unique feature, a museum displaying the proceedings of the High Court and the changes that took place in the judicial administration systems since the Nizams’ era, if the efforts of Chief Justice R.S.Chauhan fructify.

The Chief Justice has dropped hints of setting up a museum in the High Court segregating the archives related to judicial systems in Telangana from the days of the Nizam till the present.

In addition to displaying the historical aspects of judicial administration, the museum could be a major source of information for professionals as well as students to understand the past and existing systems.

The Chief Justice visited the interim repository of the Telangana State Archives and Research Institute the other day and went through some old documents relating to the judicial proceedings. Officials of the archives said he saw documents that show how the judicial system functioned during the Nizams’ era.

40 million documents

The Telangana archives has over 40 million documents containing information about the rulers of Deccan and their imperial orders as well as instructions to officials at different levels including the judicial administration systems. There were documents including the farmans issued by successive rulers on judicial systems since 1821 and the system became much stronger after 1853 when the then ruler Salar Jung has put in place a full-fledged judicial system recording proceedings of all the major initiatives.

According to State Archives director Zareena Parveen, the Chief Justice was interested in knowing about orders issued in relation to tax systems, animal hunting, child labour and other aspects and the role of judiciary in ensuring their effective implementation. The Chief Justice who spent close to two hours in the archives was interested in understanding the significant changes that took place in judicial administration over the years.

“He wants to have a nice museum in the High Court showcasing the transformation in the judicial administration over the years,” she told The Hindu.

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