Jammu Bar to resume work after 51-day strike

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The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association at Jammu  said that it has ended the strike and will resume work from September 12, Bar and Bench reported.

The bar is resuming work after a 51-day strike which began on July 23 demanding construction of a building within the High Court premises to house various tribunals.

The decision to resume work was taken at a general house meeting was presided over by President of J&K High Court Bar Association MK Bhardwaj which was held after the intervention of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal.

A press note was issued on Saturday through General Secretary of the Bar Surjeet Singh Andotra, announcing the decision.

“The learned member unanimously decided to resume work for some days in the High Court, District Court, tribunals, commissions and all revenue courts in Jammu, in view of the intervention of Hon’ble Chief Justice  Pankaj Mithal and other Judges of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” the press note said.

The Bar Association clarified that resumption of work will not detract the Bar from its struggle to fulfill its demands.

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