Nagaland Judges’ Association 20th general conference held

20th general conference of Nagaland Judges’ Association was held at De Oriental Grand, Kohima on February 24. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, February 26 (MExN): The 20th general conference of the Nagaland Judges’ Association was held with Justice Devashis Baruah, judge, Gauhati High Court as the Special Guest and TN Mannen Advisor, Law & justice & Land Revenue, Government of Nagaland as the Guest of Honour at De Oriental Grand, Kohima on February 24. 

A DIPR report stated that in the programme, Justice Devashi Baruah address how he started his legal journey and how one should be discipline as a judge. He emphasised on civil laws in Assam and briefly mention about his stay in Kohima and how he handle many criminal laws. He also enlightened the judges about the Constitution of India and how any action on the part of state should least effect on the people. 

TN Mannen in his short speech emphasis on delivery of justice should be ensured in a proper way and interpretation of customary law and usages need to be articulated in a proper manner by the Nagas. He stated how customary law is a subject to changes and is not static but rather it is dynamic in nature and how one should remember as a judge that “Justice delayed is justice denied.” 
Y Longkumer shared about how power comes with responsibility and enlightened the judges to be honest and to work with integrity and how common people should have faith and trust in judges. 

The order of the programme was chaired by Victo Sema, NJS, Member Secretary, NSLSA, President NJA and vote of thanks by Kumdilong Kessen, NJS, Chief Judicial Magistrate cum Civil Judge (Sr.) Division, Longleng, Asst. General Secretary, NJA.