Calcutta High Court Ceasework: Lawyers To Withdraw Protest


Kolkata: After the long 69 days protest, the lawyers’ bodies ready to withdraw their agitation from coming Monday. This cease work at the high court is the longest since the two-month strike over stamp duty hike in 2002.

The month long cease work may already have impacted nearly 10,000 cases. The lawyers’ bodies—Calcutta High Court Bar Association, Bar Library Club and Incorporated Law Society—will meet on Tuesday to decide the fate of the stir that has been on since February 18.

The three bodies — Calcutta High Court Bar Association, Bar Library Club and the Incorporated Law Society felt that mere assurances by the Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad isn’t enough to call off the strike.

The Calcutta High Court had 2.2 lakh cases pending in January 2018. In all, 5,250 cases were disposed that month but 4,979 fresh cases were lodged.

Earliet to break the ongoing cease work at the Calcutta High Court, Acting Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya and two of his senior-most colleagues, Justice Anirudha Bose and Justice Debasish Kar Gupta urged the lawyers’ bodies to withdraw their agitation.