SRINAGAR: Members of the Bar Association Budgam on Wednesday abstained from work as part of the indefinite strike against the alleged intervention of the DC Budgam in the affairs of the Judiciary and expressed concern over the delay in launching construction work on the new District Court Complex at Budgam.

“District Bar Association Budgam observed abstention from courts and this abstention call by DBAB (shall) continue indefinitely,” reads a statement issued by the lawyers’ body.

The High Court of J&K and Ladakh, it said, had decided to shift the district court complex at Budgam to Ichgam, Budgam where an area of 117 Kanals and 18 Marlas of land were asked to be transferred to the judiciary.

In this regard an order was passed by the Registrar General High Court of J&K and Ladakh, asking the commissioner Secretary Revenue to transfer the land to Judiciary, it said. “Commissioner Secretary Revenue passed an order, in turn, directing DC Budgam to transfer stated land to the Judiciary. The DC Budgam is creating bottlenecks in implementation of the order of Commissioner Secretary Revenue,” the lawyers body said, adding, “The members of DBAB would continue to remain on strike in the court premises and demand transfer of DC Budgam immediately and take all steps necessary to transfer stated land to judiciary.”

The lawyers body said that it wants to bring it to the notice of the Authorities and General public that the court Complex Budgam is housed in a small place wherein even the accommodation for the courts is not sufficient. “The space is not sufficient to accommodate seating of Advocates and litigants appearing in the courts”.



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