Rajasthan High Court Advocates' Association ends strike

Advocates of the Principal seat of the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur on Wednesday announced to call off their strike.

PTI| Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 21:16 PM IST

Jodhpur: Advocates of the Principal seat of the Rajasthan High Court at Jodhpur on Wednesday announced to call off their strike.

Lawyers here were on strike for over two months to press for their demands including corruption-free judiciary, misuse of contempt provisions, disposal of pending cases against judges, probe into legal aid funds and irregular appointment in judiciary.

All the advocates of Jodhpur will now resume their work from tomorrow.

The advocates of another association, however, have already ended their strike and resumed work.

"Considering the changed circumstances and in consultations with our fraternity at Jaipur, we have decided to call of the suspension of work and would resume the work from Thursday," said the general secretary of the Rajasthan High Court Advocates' Association Dharmendra Surana.

According to the sources, there was a tremendous pressure on the advocates association members to call of the suspension after the declaration from the sangharsh samiti at Jaipur and the decision of the lawyers association to resume the work.

Surana further added that "the strike would remain suspended as long as we received any further direction or communication from the sangharsh samiti at Jaipur".

But they have decided to continue their battle against the uncle judges, an issue which had emerged prominently in this strike with the advocates raising their voice to transfer the uncle judges to other states, he said.

"We have already constituted a committee for the purpose, which would meet twice a month to consistently further the issue and press the demand on the higher ups both in judiciary and the government," said Surana.