Delhi District Bar Coordination Committee has decided to call off their 11-day-long strike which begun from November 3 following the clash between advocates and police at Tis Hazari court on November 2. All the lawyers will now resume work from Saturday.
Lawyers in all the six district courts in the national capital had decided to abstain from work following the clash. The proxy counsels appeared in courts to take dates in matters and assist the litigants.
Earlier, Dhir Singh Kasana, general secretary of coordination committee of All District Courts Bar Associations in Delhi, said that advocates of all the district courts will protest outside the Parliament on November 20.
Meanwhile important cases were deferred due to non-appearance of counsels, including the judgement in the case of alleged sexual and physical assault of several girls at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
The tension between police personnel and lawyers has been building up since November 2 when a clash over a parking dispute led to at least 20 security personnel and several advocates injured.
Lawyers in six district courts have been on strike since November 4 to protest against the clash.
In unprecedented protests by the Delhi Police, thousands of its personnel had laid siege outside the police headquarters for 11 hours on November 5 and staged a virtual revolt sparked by two attacks on their colleagues by the lawyers.
With PTI Inputs
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