Lawyers of district courts in the Capital would go on strike on to protest changes in the CrPC, allowing police not to arrest accused in offences punishable up to seven years in jail, in what is going to be their sixth agitation on the same issue.
“Lawyers have decided to abstain from work tomorrow in order to show its anguish against the indifferent attitude of the government,” the Co-Ordination Committee of All Bar Associations of Delhi said in a statement.
This would be sixth time when the lawyers would be striking work in the capital to protest against the amendments in the Criminal Procedure Code.
They have already given a call for the nation-wide strike on February 18.
“The Federation of Bar Associations is absolutely disappointed by the callous attitude of the Government as it has not realised the gravity of the issue,” the statement said.
Meanwhile the office-bearers of the Delhi High Court Bar Association including its President and Secretary have decided to sit on a hunger strike on February 18 in support of the protesting lawyers of the different bar associations against the inclusion of advocates within the Limited Liability Partnership Bill 2008.