After having agitated against the establishment of Education Service Tribunal at Lucknow for about a fortnight, the Allahabad High Court Bar Association has finally called off the strike.
In a general meeting convened at the Bar Association Library in the presence of HCBA President Rakesh Pandey and General Secretary J. B. Singh on September 9, the Association resolved to resume work. The decision comes in light of the assurance given by concerned govt. officers that appropriate steps will be taken to remedy the concerns and grievances raised by the Advocates at Allahabad.
The members of the HCBA had resorted to strike on August 27 to express their anguish over the 'UP Education Service Tribunal Bill, 2019'. The move was criticized by the Supreme Court and it warned that it will "work out the certain modalities so that the people are not deprived of the judicial remedy".
The Bar was also conscious of the Public Interest Litigation pending before the high court, which has challenged the establishment of education tribunal at Lucknow. This petition was heard by the division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Vivek Varma on September 9 and has been posted for further hearing on September 23.
The Advocates resumed to work from today, given that the court was closed yesterday on account of Moharram. The Photo Identification Centre was also reopened yesterday, in the interests of litigants.