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AAP extends unconditional support to agitation of lawyers in Jammu

Accuses BJP of cornering, betraying lawyers fraternity of Jammu

Post by on Monday, August 1, 2022

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Jammu, July 31: AamAadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused BharatiyaJanata Party of betraying the lawyers fraternity of Jammu and pushing them to corner putting lawyers, litigants and entire judicial setup in trouble.
Over the ongoing agitation of lawyers in Jammu who are demanding a single setup for all judicial wings and works, the legal unit of AamAadmi Party in Jammu and Kashmir addressed a press conference at Jammu and announced unconditional and complete support to this agitation in order to help lawyers get their important issue addressed.
In this press conference, the leaders said that BharatiyaJanata Party has left no stone unturned in pushing Advocates to corners with nothing has been done for their betterment and now their burning issues are not being addressed.
They said that since long, the lawyers in Jammu have been agitating and are demanding a single roof for all judicial works but no one in the administrative setup and government is bothering even to listen to their demand and grievance.
"The unfortunate state is that after 5 August, 2019 not even a single consumer court is functional in Jammu and Kashmir which clearly fuse the slogan JaagoGrahakJaago of central Government for his mass publicity is done but where will a consumer go after getting aware as consumer courts are lying nonfunctional and Government is playing a best role of mute spectator." AAP leaders of the legal team stated in this press conference.
They said," Before 2019, the registration work was executed by judicial magistrates and everyone in society was having hope on the system but after abrogation of Article 35-A, the work was transferred to sub registrar and registrar offices which are now a hub of corruption and not only work is delayed for long making applicants to suffer but even most of the posts of Sub Registrars are vacant and officers posted on other posts are getting additional charges which is further affecting the public services delivery mechanism of entire system."
BJP talks of judicial reforms in Jammu and Kashmir and ground position is that CAT institution is at Wazarat Road in Jammu where there is not even parking space of two wheelers while situation in other courts is also not good where basic amenities are lacking and nothing is being done to improve availability of daily basic facilities for advocates and litigants.
We consider lawyers and judicial setup as backbone of society and support their ongoing agitation and assure that best facilities as made available in Delhi courts for lawyers and litigants will be provided in courts across Jammu and Kashmir if AAP is voted to power, they said.
We provide medical cover to advocates and their families, high tech courts have been created in entire Delhi, we provide aid on subsidised rates to lawyers for creation of evening chambers and AAP Government also provides accidental insurance cover upto ten lakhs for accidental death of an advocate and these all reforms will be brought in J&K also, the leaders further said in press conference, they added.

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