Lawyers abstain from work in Jammu, stage protest

The J&K High Court Bar Association (Jammu Chapter) is demanding the construction of a multi-storied building for all judicial functions at the court premises in Janipur.

The J&K High Court Bar Association (Jammu Chapter) on Tuesday protested against the J&K administration for not addressing their demands by absenting themselves from work in all courts including the HC, District Courts, Revenue Courts, Commissions and Tribunals.

Under the leadership of president MK Bharadwaj, members of the association staged a protest sit-in. Lawyers are demanding the construction of a multi-storied building for all judicial functions in the court premises in Janipur to facilitate their legal duties and ensure hassle-free justice to litigants.

Addressing the Bhardwaj protesting lawyers, he spoke in detail in support of the demands put forward by the lawyers’ association.

He made it clear that the bike rally is a symbol of protest, so the administration will do it as soon as necessary.

“By shifting the courts and tribunals outside the district court complex at Janipur, lawyers’ kin and the public are facing unprecedented difficulties, so we are looking for accommodation of various tribunals in a single multi-dimensional complex of the High Court. There is enough space in the court complex,” Bhardwaj said.

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