District Courts Lawyers to Continue Strike Till Apr 28 in New Delhi

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District Courts Lawyers to Continue Strike Till Apr 28 in New Delhi

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New Delhi:  The lawyers of six district courts today held a protest march against the delay in enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts and said their strike would now continue till April 28.

The lawyers of bar associations of six trial courts - Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Karkardooma, Rohini, Saket and Dwarka - today assembled at the Patiala House courts premises and marched towards the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The protesting advocates were stopped by the police at the India Gate roundabout which halted the traffic on the arterial road.

Advocate RK Wadhwa, Chairman of coordination committee of all district courts bar associations, said that the strike was successful in all the six courts and they have decided to continue it till April 28.

"It was a successful demonstration today. We were detained by the police and were taken to the Parliament Street Police Station. We have decided that the strike would continue till April 28," Mr Wadhwa said.

He also said that the lawyers' body has also proposed to hold a protest march to the Parliament on April 28.

Due to the strike against the delay in tabling in Parliament an amended bill to enhance pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts, judicial work in all district courts today came to a halt for the second consecutive day.

The lawyers' body said the full bench of Delhi High Court had recommended to the central government that pecuniary jurisdiction be enhanced from the existing Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore, but nothing has been done till date.


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