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Delhi district court lawyers call off strike

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Protesting lawyers of the six district courts in the national capital Monday called off their strike after assurance from union Law Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda that the amendment bill for enhancing district court's pecuniary jurisdiction would be tabled in the parliament in thr current session.

A delegation comprising of representatives of the district courts along with Bharatiya Janata Party Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay met Gowda Monday morning and as per Upadhyay, the minister assured the group of lawyers that the bill would be sent to the cabinet for clearance and that he would give a statement on the floor of the house Thursday.

"The minister will forward the proposal and has assured that the bill will be introduced in the current session of the parliament. He will give a statement on the floor of the house on Dec 18 (Thursday)," Upadhyay said.

New Delhi Bar Association president R.K. Wadhwa said: "From today (Monday) onwards we are suspended our strike as the minister has promised to accept our demands."

The lawyers had been protesting since Dec 9 against the delay in enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of trial courts despite the Delhi High Court's recommendation.

First Published: Mon, December 15 2014. 18:46 IST