A brand new law museum building and an archive centre has been inaugurated at Allahabad High Court.
Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court Govind Mathur commented that the Bench could take inspiration and learn a lot from the museum.
The inauguration event took place on 9th January and was virtually attended by Supreme Court Justices Ashok Bhushan, Vineet Saran and Krishna Murari. An escalator at the Allahabad High Court was also inaugurated on the same day.
Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan stated that such museums would present the historical and judicial treasures elegantly and quickly accessible to the ordinary people. He further stated that any organisation or society’s history, including the judiciary, gives inspiration to society and features achievements made in the past.
While commenting on the rich pool of artefacts displayed in the museum, Hon’ble Justice Murari stated that there is a letter written by Jawahar Lal Nehru requesting that he should be appointed as a law reporter and other essential and rare artefacts including a grand father’s clock and that he is pleased that a museum has been built to showcase such items.
Hon’ble Justice Saran added that if Nehru’s application would have been accepted, then the country’s destiny might have changed and further stated that such gems would be on display for the general public and lawyers as well.
Justice Saran also noted that Madras High Court also has a law museum and the High Court of Orissa has also taken such an initiative during his tenure.
Chief Justices of Gujarat and J&K High Court and other Judges of the Allahabad High Court were also present.