UP Bar council gives strike call over reduction in holidays

The Uttar Pradesh Bar Council gave a call to lawyers to abstain from judicial work for three days from today in protest against the recent High Court decision to curtail number of holidays in district courts.

Last Updated: Jun 01, 2010, 18:37 PM IST

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Bar Council gave
a call to lawyers to abstain from judicial work for three days
from today in protest against the recent High Court decision
to curtail number of holidays in district courts.

"The Bar Council has decided to observe `protest day` for
three days from today during which lawyers will abstain from
judicial work and submit memorandums," Council member Ajay
Kumar Shukla said.

He said all the lawyers association across the state have
been directed to join the protest.

"The High court took the decision on the basis of report
by the Shetty Commission which made the suggestions also
keeping in mind the High Court and the Supreme Court," Shukla
said.

The Council demanded the report should be implemented in
all courts. "There should be uniformity in the number of
holidays in the High Court and the district courts."

Shukla claimed that lawyers in several districts today
abstained from judicial proceedings.

"We will boycott judicial work as per the decision taken
by the Bar Council," Vice-president of Lucknow Bar Association
Dilip Srivastava said.

PTI