Allahabad High Court celebrated 150th foundation year

Date: March 14, 2016

Calcutta Madras and Bombay

On 14th March 2016The Allahabad High Court has celebrated its 150th foundation day. President Pranab Mukherjee was the Chief Guest of the celebrations. Chief Justice of India (CJI) TS Thakur and Union Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and some other important persons were present on this celebration. Allahabad High Court was established in 1866 after seat was shifted from Agra to Allahabad in 1869. It had replaced the old Sadr Diwani Adalat.

At that time, it was known as the High Court of Judicature for the North-Western Provinces and was renamed as Allahabad High Court in 1919. It is one of the first high courts to be established in India. It is fourth-oldest High Court in India after Calcutta, Madras and Bombay established under Indian High Courts Act 1861. Currently it is the highest judicial body of Uttar Pradesh and it has also a bench in Lucknow. Several political and legal luminaries were part of this historic court.

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Postal department will release a postage stamp and a Souvenir is being brought out by the High court. Several political and legal luminaries were part of this historic court which began its journey from March 1866 from Agra and later shifted to Allahabad in 1869..The Court has also a bench in Lucknow.