Delhi High Court witnesses empty courtrooms; High Court Bar Association calls for strike after Chief Justice Murugesan “betrays trust” over raising pecuniary jurisdiction

Default admin language (currently English) May 27 2013

Tense scenes were witnessed at the Delhi High Court today morning following the Delhi High Court Bar Association’s (DHCBA) call for a boycott. The Bar Association is evidently upset over Chief Justice Murugesan’s letter to the government, advocating the increase of the High Court’s pecuniary jurisdiction from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 2 crore. This would mean that all cases valued at less than Rs. 2 crore would be heard by the lower courts.

The DHCBA has also asked lawyers to abstain from appearing before the . . .

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