Lawyers’ strike hampers work

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Aug 2017 12:19:34


Staff Reporter,

Day-long strike of lawyersaffected the judicial work across the State on Friday. On the call of State Bar Council Madhya Pradesh the members Advocates remain abstained from Court work, protesting delay in fulfillment of promises made in Advocates Panchayat held in August 2012 at Bhopal.

On Friday, Advocates members of Tehsil Bar Association, District Bar and State Bar Associations on the call of State Bar Council of Madhya Pradesh participated in the ‘Hith Andolan’ pressing their 11-point charter of demands before State Government and observed Prativad Diwas. Expressing resentment against State Government for not implementing declarations made five years ago in Advocate Panchayat called by Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal.

Lawyers pressing their 11 points demands staged demonstration during strike in premises of District Court, Madhya Pradesh High Court led by Senior Advocate Radhelal Gupta, Jagganth Tripathi, Madhya Pradesh State Bar Association, President, Adarshmuni Trivedi, and District Bar Association, Jabalpur, President, RK Singh Saini.

The Advocates were protesting continuous delay and negligence towards their demands by the State Government even after declarations made by Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the Advocate Panchayat called at CM House in August 2012. Since five years have passed waiting for proper execution of development and welfare works declared in Panchayat.

District Bar Association President, RK Singh Saini added that in the Advocate Panchayat, Chief Minister had declared to allot land for Advocates Colony, waiver off electricity bills Tehsil and District Bar Associations in the State, Payment of further electricity bills by government and to enact Advocates Protection Act in the State.

Senior Advocate, Adarshmuni Trivedi, President, Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association said “We are demanding Advocate Protection Act with provisions of prior information to the State Bar Council and to investigate the matter before registering case against Advocate. Besides this our demands are Rs 100 Crore budge for Pension fund of Senior Advocates.

Senior Advocates and Members of MP State Bar Council should be exempted from MP State Highways Toll Tax, giving priority in staying a PWD rest house, identity card issued by the State Bar Council should be given legal authentication, allotment of land for lawyers chambers near court and other such demands.