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Mandi lawyers boycott courts in protest against HC decision

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mandi, October 19, 2013
First Published: 19:21 IST(19/10/2013) | Last Updated: 19:24 IST(19/10/2013)

Members of Mandi district bar association (DBA) on Saturday boycotted courts in protest against the decision of state high court, wherein it ordered district and sessions court and  additional district and sessions court judges to hold circuit courts at various sub-divisions of the district for faster disposal of the cases.

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The lawyers organised dharnas outside the court complex at Mandi and other block headquarters of the district. Lawyers are against the holding of circuit bench of district and sessions at sub-division level, saying the state high court should fitrst permit its own circuit court at the district
headquarters of the state.

Members of the Mandi bar association said that the decision was taken in a hasty manner by the high court and without taking in confidence the district bar associations.

Mandi DBA president Bharat Bhushan said that a copy of resolution of the bar has been sent to the President of India, chief justice of  India, chief justice of high court and chief minister Virbhadra Singh.

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