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Lawyers strike for third day at Dwarka district court

PTI  New Delhi, March 05, 2013
First Published: 01:23 IST(5/3/2013) | Last Updated: 01:24 IST(5/3/2013)

Work at the Dwarka district court remained paralysed for the third consecutive day as lawyers continued to protest the Delhi government’s decision to shift six police stations from its jurisdiction on Monday.

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The agitating lawyers, who are on strike since March 1, have decided to abstain from work on Tuesday as well. The lawyers’ body said they have also held a meeting with the local politicians and councilors who are supporting their movement.

“Justice at doorstep was the guiding principle behind the apex court passing direction... regarding bifurcation of Delhi into nine judicial districts. The idea was that justice at door step will help dispense easy and inexpensive justice to common people,” the lawyers said.

“However, the notification issued by the Delhi government dated September 11, 2012 followed by an order of the high court on February 19, 2013 seems to be mocking at the justice at door step principle envisaged by the Supreme Court in 2000,” Dwarka Bar Association vice-president Y P Singh said.

 The high court order has been implemented from March 1.

Meanwhile, lawyers at Karkardooma Courts complex also observed a day-long strike on Monday protesting over parking issues.

Vinod Kumar Bhardwaj, Shahdara Bar Association secretary, said the advocates abstained from work due to the parking issue with district judge (east) P S Teji.

He said bar members met the chief justice of the Delhi High Court D Murugesan and other judges including justice B D Ahmed and justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul.

Bhardwaj said they have decided to suspend their agitation following assurance by the chief justice. “He has assured us that he will sympathetically consider our grievances and will also talk to the district judge about the issue and will then take a decision,” Bhardwaj said.


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