Delhi court lawyers to strike work tomorrow

A coordination panel of the bar associations of the six district courts has asked lawyers to abstain from work tomorrow to press their demand for transfer of property cases from the Delhi High Court to trial courts.

"Tomorrow, none of the lawyers will appear in any of the district court, as the issue is very important," said Rajiv Khosla, spokesperson of the Co-ordination Committee of the bar associations of all the six district courts.

"The co-ordination committee is of the strong view that speedy justice can only be available to the litigants if the trial of original side cases (of the high court) is conducted only at district courts," he added.

Khosla said the lawyers of all the six district court premises those at Tis Hazari, Patiala House, Karkardooma, Saket, Dwarka and Rohini will abstain from the work tomorrow.

He also added they would also meet Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for transfer of the original pecuniary jurisdiction of the High Court to district courts.

He said the decision to go on a day-long strike was taken last week by the bars' co-ordination committee to draw the attention of the Centre and Delhi government to the plight of litigants who have to approach the Delhi High Court for settlement of their civil disputes irrespective of the fact that it causes great inconvenience to them.

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