Original Powers of the State High Court:
- Original Power to issue Writs. The High Court has the original jurisdiction in cases involving the protection of fundamental rights. It can issue writs like Habeas Corpus, Mandamus and Prohibition etc. to protect the fundamental rights of citizens.
- Trial of Civil and Criminal Cases. Certain types of Civil and Criminal cases can also be directly heard by High Courts.
- Constitutional disputes between the States are also entertained by the State High Court.