Mention three cases in which the High Court enjoys Original Jurisdiction

The Constitution of India has provided for a High Court for each state. However, there may be one High Court for two states or union territories. This depends on the area and the population of the state or union territory. There are 21 High Courts in India. Delhi is the only union territory that has a High Court of its own. Cases in which the High Court enjoys Original Jurisdiction are discussed below

Cases in which the High Court enjoys Original Jurisdiction:

The Original Jurisdiction extends to those cases in which High Court has authority to hear and decide in the first instance.

(i) The cases regarding wills, divorce, marriage Admiralty, Company Law, and Contempt of Court can be taken up by the High Court directly.

(ii) The cases involving the violation of Fundamental Rights and other rights can be directly initiated in the High Courts. The High Court has the power to issue various writs for the enforcement of these rights.

(iii) The Constitutional cases could be taken up under the Original Jurisdiction of the High Court. Every High Court has the power to interpret the Constitution. This is known as the power of Judicial Review.


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