Lawyers` strike enters sixth day in Jammu

Lawyers on Friday struck work in Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Lower Courts for the sixth consecutive day

Last Updated: Dec 02, 2011, 13:56 PM IST

Jammu: Demanding a roll-back in the land
registration policy, which changes the registration
procedure from Judiciary to Revenue department, Lawyers o Friday
struck work in Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Lower Courts
for the sixth consecutive day.

A strike called by Bar Association of Jammu (BAJ) to
protest against the transfer of land registration work from
judiciary to revenue department entered the sixth day on Friday.

The lawyers, who assembled at the High Court complex, held demonstrations demanding a rollback of the
decision. The strike called by the BAJ was also against the
diversion of lawyers` quota in direct recruitment to higher
judicial services.

"We will continue to hold protests and strike till
December seven against the New land registration policy," BAJ
President, B S Salathia told reporters.

He said that if the government failed to scrap this
policy, we will intensify the agitation in this regard.
"we urge Chief Minister and Finance Minister to intervene into
the issue for early resolution," he said.

PTI