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Lawyers' strike in Delhi courts continues today

Judicial work in the Delhi courts will remain paralysed for the third day on Thursday due to indefinite strike of city lawyers protesting the delay in tabling an amendment bill of enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts.



New Delhi: Judicial work in the Delhi courts will remain paralysed for the third day on Thursday due to indefinite strike of city lawyers protesting the delay in tabling an amendment bill of enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts.

The co-ordination committee of bar associations of all the district courts in Delhi, in its emergent meeting last week, decided to abstain from work with effect from December 09, till the bill is tabled in Parliament.

The committee said that despite assurances, the proposed bill recommending enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction to Rs 2 crore for the courts, has found no mention in the agenda of ongoing Winter Session of Parliament.

It added that the standing committee on personnel, public grievances, law and justice presented its report dated November 28 to Parliament whereby it has accorded the recommendation for enhancing these courts' pecuniary jurisdiction.

On Wednesday, committee chairman RK Wadhwa said that strike was successful in all the six district courts - Patiala House, Tis Hazari, Rohini, Karkardooma, Saket and Dwarka.

The committee also said that the full bench of the Delhi High Court had recommended enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction from existing Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore.

(With IANS inputs)

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