Rajasthan News

Strike By Advocates in Rajasthan

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 26, 2014

A half day Strike was called by advocates of Rajasthan for which whole of the state was closed for half day. The strike saw various responses as many shopkeepers defied the call and kept their shops open while at some places advocates forcefully shut shops and fought with owners.

Lawyers marched in hundreds on trolleys and two wheelers in the city’s main markets. Several shopkeepers willingly pulled down their shutters from 8am to 2pm supporting the cause. However, shops which were open were forcefully closed by lawyers. Strike was called on by Rajasthan Advocate Action Committee (RAAC).

“We requested shop owners to join us in our fight for a corruption free judiciary. This is not just our fight but also of every common man,” said Sanjay Sharma, convener, Rajasthan Bar Council.

“The bandh call from 8 am to 2 pm went peacefully in major cities and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the state,” said DGP (law and order), Navdeep. Police however took no action against the lawyers who violated traffic norms and were not wearing helmets.

Over 7,500 lawyers have been on strike in the state for the past 45 days on a charter of demands, which include corruption free judiciary, misuse of contempt provisions, disposal of pending cases against judges, probe into legal aid funds and irregular appointment in judiciary.


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