Lawyers` strike: Work paralysed for 3rd day at Dwarka court

Last Updated: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 20:47

New Delhi: Work at the Dwarka district court on Monday remained paralysed for the third day as lawyers continued to protest the Delhi government`s decision to shift six police stations from its jurisdiction.

The agitating lawyers, who are on strike since March 1, have decided to abstain from work tomorrow also.

The lawyers body said they have also held a meeting with the local politicians and councillors, who are also supporting their movements.

"Justice at door step was the guiding principle behind the apex court passing direction... Regarding bifurcation of Delhi into nine judicial districts. The idea was that justice at door step would help dispense easy and inexpensive justice to common people.

"However, the notification issued by the Delhi government dated September 11, 2012 followed by an order of the Delhi High Court on February 19, 2013 seems to be mocking at justice at door step principle envisaged by the Supreme Court in 2000," Dwarka Bar Association Vice President YP Singh said.

The High Court order has been implemented from March 1.

Meanwhile, lawyers at Karkardooma Courts complex also observed a day-long strike today protesting over parking issues.

Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj, Shahdara Bar Association Secretary, said the advocates abstained from work due to parking issue with District Judge (East) P S Teji.

He said bar members today met Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court D Murugesan and other judges including Justices B D Ahmed and Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

Bhardwaj said they have decided to suspend their agitation for the time being following assurance by the Chief Justice.

"He has assured us that he will sympathetically consider our grievances and will also talk to the District Judge about the issue and will then take a decision," Bhardwaj said.

The bar members of Dwarka court said in the meeting with local politicians, "it was decided that MLAs and municipal councillors would accompany the delegation of lawyers for their meeting with the Chief Minister and the Lt Governor of Delhi on March 5, to find an amicable solution of the issue."

They said as a result of "irrational and illogical" bifurcation, litigants, forming the part of six police stations, are likely to face a tough situation for themselves in the coming days.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 4, 2013 - 20:47

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