Advertisement

HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

Lawyers on strike for second day

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  JALANDHAR, November 13, 2013
First Published: 23:16 IST(13/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:16 IST(13/11/2013)

On the call of their state body, member of the district bar association on Wednesday observed strike for the second consecutive day and protested against the new Rent Act.

Advertisement

The lawyers also blocked traffic at BMC Chowk here for more than an hour, followed by a protest march from the session courts to the chowk. They opposed the transfer of the rent controller's powers from the judicial officers to subdivisional magistrates (SDMs). District bar association president Mandeep Singh Sachdev said not all SDMs were law graduates and so it would be difficult for them to handle the rent-control cases. He said the agitation would be intensified, if the government did not withdraw the Act.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.hindustantimes.com
blog comments powered by Disqus

Advertisement
more from Jalandhar

Vigorous efforts needed to make Indian varsities world class: Lord Paul

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Friday underlined the need for vigorous efforts to make Indian universities world class, saying the fundamental component of long-term economic health will depend largely on skilled work force to meet the challenge ahead.
Advertisement

 
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved