Allahabad High Court: Strike by lawyers leads to pendency of cases and is waste of judicial time [30.1.2024]

The Allahabad High Court said that Lawyers’ strike waste not only judicial time but also cause immense loss and harm to all the social values and leads to rising pendency of cases, adversely affecting the system of justice delivery. If courts of law remain closed for long periods, people may take recourse to other means for redressal of their grievances, including those which may have no sanction of law.

The Division Bench of Chief Acting Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta and Justice Kshitij Shailendra passed this order while hearing a PIL filed by  Jang Bahadur Kushwaha.

The petition, filed in public interest, highlights an alarming situation which not only relates to disruption of functioning of courts at Tehsil Rasra, District Ballia but also raises serious concerns which immediately need to be addressed by the State Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh.

The prayer, inter alia, made in the petition is to issue a direction commanding the competent authorities to take necessary, effective and immediate action against the concerned lawyers/ concerned office bearers of Tehsil Bar Association, Rasara, District Ballia, who are responsible for calling strike, which is still continuing since 31.01.2023 till date, against the several verdicts of the Apex Court, so that judicial functioning of concerned courts of Tehsil Rasara, District Ballia is restored immediately.

30 Jan 2024