Lawyers End 68-day-old Strike in Rajasthan

Published: 14th September 2014 09:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th September 2014 09:42 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAIPUR: Advocates in Rajasthan today ended their 68-day-old strike after getting assurance from the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on their demands.

The strike was suspended after Advocate General N M Lodha met Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court (acting) Sunil Ambwani and two judges Mohd Rafiq and M N Bhandari to end the deadlock hampering the legal work in the state.

"Advocates' strike is suspended with immediate effect after getting assurance from the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court on the charter of demands," Advocate General Lodha told PTI here.

He said advocates would return to the courts tomorrow.

Lawyers here were on strike for over two months to press for their demands including corruption-free judiciary, misuse of contempt provisions, disposal of pending cases against judges, probe into legal aid funds and irregular appointment in judiciary.

"Transfer of two judicial officers in the district court as demanded by the lawyers would be considered and resolved soon," Lodha said.

About 14 Additional Advocate General (AAG) tendered their resignations last week to put pressure on the judiciary, he said, adding, the resignations were lying with the law department and it would be decided by the state government.

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