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HC asks Maha to upload basic laws in Marathi for litigants

Bombay High Court

 Mumbai : The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to make public by June 2016 all bare basic laws of the state in Marathi for the benefit of litigants.

The direction was passed during the hearing of a public interest litigation highlighting issues related to court infrastructure, including lack of basic facilities like toilet and drinking water and non-availability of basic laws online.

“The issue (introduction of bare basic laws in Marathi) was raised way back in 1998 in a petition and we have given you (state) sufficient time to do the needful but nothing had been done so far,” said a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka.

About the English version of the State Bare Acts, the bench asked the government to upload them on website (concerned) within one month.

The high court also asked the state government to file an affidavit within a month on the progress made in the fire structural audit of the court buildings.

On September 29, the HC had asked the public works department to conduct fire safety audit of all court buildings across the state in a phased manner in four months.

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