Bar Association continues protest in support of demands

JAMMU: Continuing its ongoing protest, the J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu under the leadership of its President M K Bhardwaj held a strong protest in the District Court Complex, Janipur in support of their long pending demands.

The Bar members also abstained from work in all the courts including the High Court, District Courts, Tribunals and Commissions. The lawyers are protesting for their long pending demands of construction of multi storey building for housing all the judicial work-registration work, CAT, DRT, AFT and other Tribunals within the court premises. The lawyers have resolved to continue the protest till the redressal of their grievances.

While addressing the protesting lawyers, Bhardwaj said that due to the shifting of the Courts and Tribunals outside the District Court Complex, lawyers fraternity and general public are facing insurmountable hardships. "We are seeking the housing of the different Tribunals in single multi dimensional complex of High Court and there is adequate space available in the court complex", he further said, adding similar type of multi dimensional complexes are also required to be constructed in all the Districts and Muffasil Courts so that their genuine grievance can be redressed".

Speaking on the occasion, Mohinder Pal Singh Pali, Vice President and Surjeet Singh Andotra, General Secretary demanded that the UT Government should immediately resolve all the demands / issues of the Bar Association. "In case of failure on the part of the UT Government to address the issues raised by the Bar Association, a further course of action will be chalked out to pressurize the Government", they added.

All other office bearers namely Aditya Sharma (Joint Secretary), Amandeep Singh (Treasurer), Rohit Sharma (YLA President), Gagandeep Singh Lucky (YLA Vice President), Yaseer Farooq Khan (YLA General Secretary), Karanjeet Singh Johal (YLA Joint Secretary), Naresh Kumar (YLA Treasurer) besides many senior and young lawyers participated in the protest.



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