Lawyers resume work after 27-day strike in Jammu

Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 16:01

Jammu: After 27 days of strike, lawyers here
on Saturday resumed their work following the J&K High Court order,
putting on hold state government`s decision of transferring
powers of registration of documents from judiciary to
executive.

The state High Court yesterday stayed the government
order of transferring powers of land registration from
judiciary to revenue department, and directed the striking
lawyers who were opposing the move to resume normal work.

The decision to call off the strike was taken by the Bar
Association of Jammu (BAJ) in view of the stay given by the
High Court, which also asked us to commence work, president of
the association said.

"We have suspended the strike and resumed normal work in
the courts from today. This decision was taken at general
house meeting here this morning," BAJ president BS Salathia
told reporters here this afternoon.

BAJ president further said that talks with government
will take place on one side and case is now also under review
of the High Court.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 16:01

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