Early Times Report
Jammu, Dec 1: Today in a General House Meeting of J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu decided to continue with the demands of restoration of powers of registration to the Judicial Magistrate and till then continue with the ongoing agitation.
Today more than one month has gone, the Advocates are on Strike and the work in the Court remain suffered for their demands.
The J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, held its General House meeting today on 2nd of December 2019 in the Conference Hall of District Court Complex, Janipur, Jammu, under the Chairmanship of Abhinav Sharma Adv. President, J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, in which majority of the members including Senior Advocates and other worthy members participated. The office bearers of JKHCBAJ namely Rohit Bhagat, Vice President, Abhishek Wazir General Secretary, Pardeep Majotra Joint Secretary & Sushant Samnotra Treasurer and office bearers of Young Lawyers Association namely S/Sh. Nitin Bakshi President, Sarvesh Kotwal, Vice President, Upasna Thakur General Secretary, Suraj Singh Plathia Joint Secretary, & Amzi Arthur John Cashier were also present in the meeting.
The senior members of the Bar Association namely Leela Karan Sharma Sr. Adv, Ved Raj Wazir Sr. Adv & former President, U.K. Jalali Sr. Adv. former learned Advocate General, B.S. Slathia Sr. Adv, & former President. K.S. Johal, Sr. Adv. Sunil Sethi Sr. Adv & former President, H.C. Jalmaria Adv, Masood Choudhary Adv. Usman Salalria, M.R. Qureshi Adv, R.S. Jamwal Adv, Ajay, Daljeet Singh Manhas, Adv. Surjeet Singh, Andotra Adv, Monish Chopra Adv, Anil Gupta, Adv. Anil Khajuria Adv, Bhavshya Sudan, Adv. Raj Deep Thakur Adv, while speaking in the meeting expressed their views on the agenda points viz decision of the Government regarding divesting Judicial Magistrate powers of registration of documents and simultaneously conferring the same upon the Revenue Officers and shifting of High Court from Janipur to Raika and the issue of indefinite strike.
The worthy members of the Association while speaking briefed the house about the advantage & dis-advantage of the ongoing indefinite agitation which commenced on 01-11-2019.
Abhinav Sharma Adv, President, JKHCBAJ while speaking in the General House stated and made the house aware about the developments which have taken place during the ongoing strike of the Association. He also made aware to the house that the Government has given its proposal to the Bar during the meeting held few days back for providing accommodation in the P.D.C Building near the Court complex Janipur Jammu or to some other accommodation near to the court complex. He also briefed the house that the Chief Justice, J&K High Court had already made aware to the team of the Bar Association & other members who were present in the said meeting that there is no decision of shifting of the High Court from Janipur Jammu to Raika. It was also informed to the General House regarding the meeting held with Chief Secretary & the Financial Commissioner ( Revenue). The members unanimously decided to continue with the demands of restoration of powers of registration to the Judicial Magistrate and till then continue with the ongoing agitation.
The meeting was also attended by Ajatshatru Sharma Adv. & Rahul Sharma President & General Secretary Kathua Bar Association. The proceedings of the General House were conducted by Abhishek Wazir, Adv. General Secretary JKHCBAJ. (JNF)