The District Court lawyers' strike in Delhi would continue as the High Court-ordered meeting between the lawyers, the police and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal failed to bring out any resolution.
“Despite our cooperation, no concrete step had taken to arrest the police persons who fired at advocate. So there would be complete abstinence from work with all peaceful modes in all Delhi district courts,” said Dhir Singh Kasana. He is a general secretary of the coordination committee of All District Courts Bar Associations.
He said the meeting, which went on for an hour and it held at the Lt Governor's house and Special Commissioners of Police Satish Golcha, Praveer Ranjan, Joint Commissioner Devesh Srivastava, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Monika Bhardwaj, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and all members of the coordination committee of All District Courts Bar Associations.
While lawyers' bodies said that they walked out of the meeting as no senior officials were present, police said the meeting was about the discussion on “administrative issues of the north district courts” only. But lawyers wanted to discuss the situation in all courts in the national capital.
Earlier, a meeting had scheduled for held on 7 November but got canceled.