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Judge’s Alleged ‘Misbehaviour’: Lawyers Of Delhi District Courts To Go On Strike Tomorrow

Lawyers across the six district courts in Delhi will go on strike on Friday to protest against the alleged “misbehaviour” of some judges and the increasing corruption in judiciary.

The decision to call the strike at all district courts – Tis Hazari, Rohini, Patiala House, Karkardooma, Dwarka and Saket – was taken in an emergent meeting of the coordination committee of All-District Court Bar Association of Delhi.

The meeting discussed the increasing tendency of misconduct by various judges.

“Judicial administration was not taking any steps to check the misbehaviour of some judges and as such there is urgent need to have a transparent mechanism to check such misbehaviour and taking action against them,” the committee said.

It said the respect, which should be given to an advocate, being the officer of the court, is not being given by some judges, which is resulting in loss of faith of lawyers as well as public in the justice delivery system.

It has called complete strike on Friday to draw attention of judicial administration towards the issue and for taking action against erring judges who, it said, should not be treating lawyers as their subordinates.

On Wednesday, advocates of Tis Hazari had gone on strike to protest against the rude behaviour of a magistrate.

Pramod Nagar of the coordination committee said the advocates had gone to the district judge with their complaint, but no action was taken. Therefore, it was decided to extend the strike to all the six district courts.

 

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  • Sarabjeet Singh says:

    Whether strike by advocates is a justified method of protest or not is question open to debate. However, there is no denial to the fact that several judges misbehave with lawyers on the slightest pretext, impose unnecessary hardships like cost or adverse order so that the lawyer has to file an appeal/revision, don’t take on record the arguments / legal points of advocates, don’t give weightage to case presented by ‘junior’ advocates and so on. Therefore, it is high time that the proceedings of each court should be recorded daily and be provided to the lawyers or other aggrieved parties as and when demanded – so that the lawyers don’t have to go on strike for protesting against the erring judges.

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