Over 80,000 lawyers stay away from work in Bihar

Over 80,000 lawyers across the state stayed away from work on Tuesday in response to the five-day strike called by Bihar State Bar Council demanding denotification of the order for holding evening courts between 7 pm and 9 pm.

Last Updated: Feb 15, 2011, 15:18 PM IST

Patna: Over 80,000 lawyers across the state
stayed away from work on Tuesday in response to the five-day strike
called by Bihar State Bar Council demanding denotification of
the order for holding evening courts between 7 pm and 9 pm.
``Over 80,000 lawyers across the state proceeded on
cease work from today paralysing proceedings of Patna High
Court as well as subordinate judiciary,`` Council chairman
B P Sharma said.

The Bar council general body in its meeting denounced the
continuation of the evening courts despite repeated requests.

The apex body of advocates took note of violation of
notification and transfer of cases of evening courts without
consent of the contesting party, state Bar Council Officiating
Secretary Alok Kumar said.

The meeting, presided over by Sharma, also urged lawyers
to come forward and fight against rampant corruption in courts
in the interest of general public.
The council has invited presidents and general
secretaries of all bar associations on Feb 19 for taking stock
of the situation.

PTI