Lawyers to hold strike in trial courts on Jan 12
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Last Updated: Friday, January 06, 2012, 22:31
New Delhi: The Bar Association of lower courts on Friday decided to observe a day long strike at all the six trial courts here on January 12 demanding transfer of property cases from the Delhi High Court to district courts.

"The co-ordination committee is of the strong view that speedy justice can only be available to the litigants if the trial of original side cases is conducted only at district courts," Rajiv Khosla, spokesperson of Co-ordination Committee of all district courts Bar Association, said.

Apart from holding strike at Patiala House Court, Tis Hazari Court, Karkardooma Court, Saket Court, Dwarka Court and Rohini Court, Khosla said they have also decided to meet Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid to seek their indulgence in the matter for transferring of original pecuniary jurisdiction to district courts.

The lawyers in a press conference said they have decided to abstain from work on January 12 to draw the attention of the Centre and the Delhi government to the plight of the litigants who have to approach the Delhi High Court for settlement of their civil disputes irrespective of the fact that it causes great inconvenience by way of consuming more time and money in comparison to district courts.

Presently, all the property disputes up to the value of Rs 20 lakh are dealt with by the district courts and those exceeding the amount are taken up by the high court.


First Published: Friday, January 06, 2012, 22:31

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