As the maintenance of law and order is a primary concern of state governments, the opening of the first court of judicial magistrate in Manipur's border town of Moreh, is expected to benefit the public.The first ever Court of Judicial Magistrate First class cum Civil Court at Moreh was recently inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre.
The court is the first of its kind in Manipur and it has video conferencing facility. Plans are on to establish more such courts in every district of the state.
"Every district and its tehsils must have courts to take care of this judicial system along with a team of judges to deal with all types of cases coming before the court," said Sapre.
The state got an independent high court this year in March. Moreh, situated in Chandel district is located on the border with Myanmar. The opening of the court has come as a relief for people of the town who earlier had to travel long distances to settle legal matters.
"Before this inauguration, the people of Moreh had to go to Imphal and Chandel to seek justice. But now, I hope that the people of Moreh will get justice without having to go far," said N Morengba Metei, a resident.
The setting up of such courts is expected to make the judicial system more efficient and bring it within reach of the people.