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-


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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp