High Court judge to meet striking Vadodara lawyers today
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Justice Kalpesh Jhaveri of the Gujarat High Court will visit the city on Saturday to hear complaints of lawyers who are on a strike since Tuesday over issues of unhygienic condition on premises of Nayay Mandir and Lal Court and alleged misbehaviour of judges with advocates.
"We had made a written representation to the Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya on Thursday and the honourable Chief Justice has asked Justice Kalpesh Jhaveri, who is Justice for Baroda unit, to look into the matter. Accordingly, Justice Jhaveri is coming to the city to hear members of Baroda Bar Association (BBA) and senior advocates," Nalin Patel, president of BBA, said on Friday.
"Justice Jhaveri will hear complaints of lawyers in the district court from 5 pm onwards, we have been informed," Patel further said.
Around 400 lawyers of Vadodara district and sessions court, housed in Nayay Madir and Lal Court buildings, had initially gone on a two-day strike since Tuesday alleging the court administration had failed to maintain hygienic condition on the twin promises and provide clean, drinkable water. They said toilets on the court premises were stinking and hence unfit for use.
In a resolution, BBA had alleged that district principal judge K K Bhatt was not delivering verdicts in a number of motor vehicle accidents claims for months "despite hearing for them having been completed."
The BBA also alleged that a few judges used to pass derogatory comments about lawyers during hearing and thus misbehaving with them.
"As a token of our respect to Justice Jhaveri, lawyers will work for a day on Saturday. However, much work might nod be done as BBA will make a condolence reference on the demise of advocate Nilesh Pandya," BBA president further said.
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