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Wednesday, February 28 2024

Advocates threaten to go on hunger strike over unfilled vacancies in HC

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high courtBengaluru: The Advocates’ Association, Bengaluru has threatened to resort to hunger strike if the Supreme Court and Union government failed to fill 38 vacant posts of judges in the High Court of Karnataka by December 15.

The association has passed a resolution in a meeting with the designated senior counsel on the issue of vacant posts.

Pointing out that the present 26 judges of the High Court are working under tremendous stress and are overburdened with cases, the meeting noted that increasing number of pendency of cases and large vacancies in the posts of judges has virtually created a chaotic” situation in the High Court. The sanctioned strength of posts of judges is 62.

The association has decided to meet the Chief Justice of India, the Prime Minister and the Union Law Minister to apprise him of the situation and to appoint judges from amongst the recommendations made by the High Court’s collegium in this regard.

Meanwhile, a petition has been moved in the High Court seeking a direction to the Union government and the Supreme Court to initiate and complete the process of appointing judges.

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