Judiciary Reform: Memorandum of Settlement (Bodo Accord)

9. Special Courts

Action will be taken in consultation with the Guwahati High Court to set up within BAC area Special Courts as specified below to try suits and cases between parties all of whom belong to Scheduled Tribe or Tribes in accordance with the tribal customary law and procedure, if any.

(a) Village Courts

(b) Subordinate District Customary Law Courts within a civil Sub DivisionalTerritory, and

(c) District Customary Law Court.

Implementation History

1993

No Implementation

Both the Bodo Accord of February and the BAC Act of May 1993 (extra ordinary No. 60) had provisions establishing a Special Court in the BAC Area. Because the final demarcation of the BAC never occurred and the Bodoland Executive Council (BEC) was nearly defunct, the provisions regarding the Special Court were never implemented. 

1994

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

1995

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

1996

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

1997

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

1998

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

1999

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2000

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2001

No Implementation

No further developments observed.

2002

No Implementation

No further developments observed.