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Thursday, 18 June 1903

In Committee(consideration resumed from 17th June, vide page 1063) :

Clause 31-

In addition to the matters in respect whereof original jurisdiction is conferred on the High Court by the Constitution, the Court shall have original jurisdiction in respect of all matters -

(a)   arising under the Constitution, or involving its interpretation';

(b)   arising under any laws made by the Parliament ;

(c)   relating to the same subject-matter claimed under the laws of different States.

Provided that, with respect to matters which are by the laws of the Commonwealth required to be instituted in courts of summary jurisdiction or other courts of inferior jurisdiction, the original jurisdiction of the High Court shall not be exercised except by way of removal of the matter from the court in which it is pending into the High Court and thereafter hearing and determining it in the High Court.

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