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Lawyers strike work at Dwarka court

PTI  New Delhi, March 01, 2013
First Published: 23:16 IST(1/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:18 IST(1/3/2013)

Work at the Dwarka district court remained paralysed on Friday with lawyers protesting the Delhi government's decision and the high court order to shift six police station from its "jurisdiction and allocating the same to other courts".

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"Justice at the doorstep was the guiding principle behind the apex court's direction... regarding bifurcation of Delhi into nine judicial districts. The idea was that justice at the doorstep would help dispense easy and inexpensive justice to the common people," one of the lawyers said.

"However, the notification issued by the Delhi government on September 11, 2012 followed by an order of Delhi High Court on February 19, 2013, seem to be mocking at the principle of justice at the doorstep envisaged by the Supreme Court in 2000," Dwarka Bar Association secretary PS Singh said.

The high court order has been implemented from Friday.

The agitating lawyers, who decided to abstain from work, said that was the result of irrational and illogical bifurcation. They said people were likely to face a tough situation in the coming days.

The Dwarka bar association leaders also said, "It would cause a delay in the delivery of justice."

Dwarka Court Bar Association president Naresh C Sharma said, "In order to protest against the irrational and illogical bifurcation and resultant hardship caused to common people of six police stations, the Dwarka Court Bar Association has called for a complete strike and has also decided to observe the day as a black day."


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