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Lawyers to continue strike tomorrow in Capital

delhi Updated: Feb 17, 2009 22:44 IST

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Agitating lawyers in the National Capital Region would stay away from courts tomorrow as well over their demand to scrap the CrPC amendments giving police the discretion to arrest an accused in offences punishable with a jail term upto seven years.

Lawyers had on Tuesday struck work over the same issue, paralysing five district courts here putting litigants and witnesses to inconvenience.

Advocates' bodies across the country have given a call for a nationwide strike tomorrow and proposed to hold a demonstration at Patel Chowk near the Parliament to protest against what they called "anti-people and anti-social" amendments.

Lawyers would assemble at Patiala House Courts and undertake a rally to the Parliament Street at 12 noon, Mahesh Sharma, Chairpersons of Co-ordination Committee All Bar Associations of Delhi, said.

The bar leaders claimed that their fifth strike in the last two months in capital was a grand success.

In some cases, the advocates were found appearing in courts despite the strike call given by their associations.

The Delhi High Court Bar Association office-bearers would hold a hunger strike in the court premises in support of demands of their counterparts.