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Madras High Court Renamed, TN Assembly Passes Motion Unanimously
Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the special privilege motion to rename Madras High Court as Tamil Nadu High Court.

Tamil Nadu Assembly on Monday unanimously passed the special privilege motion to rename Madras High Court as Tamil Nadu High Court.

The Union Cabinet had on July 6 approved a Law Ministry proposal to change the names of Bombay and Madras High Courts through an Act of Parliament to correspond to the present names of the cities Mumbai and Chennai respectively.

In its 84th report on Demands for Grants (2016-17) of the Ministry of Law and Justice, presented in the Rajya Sabha on April 26, the Committee, led by its Chairman E M Sudarsana Natchiappan, had recommended renaming of Madras High Court, Bombay High Court and Calcutta High Court as Tamil Nadu High Court, Maharashtra High Court and Kolkata High Court respectively.