Advocates to protest 'delay' in judgement delivery

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Bangalore, Jan 30 (UNI) The Federation of Bar Association in Karnataka has charged that in many instances the judgments delivered in the High court, in open, were not being delivered to the parties for 'months and years' and threatened to go on agitation on the issue.

Addressing a press conference here today K N Subba Reddy, President of the Federation said that in many instances the judgments delivered in open court were not delivered to the parties and the concerned advocates thereby denying justice to the petitioners.

Quoting an instance he stated that a petitioner of Hospet had won a Public Interest Litigation in High Court which came before the bench in which High Court Chief Justice was one of the judges. The judgment was delivered February last year. However it was not delivered yet, rendering a 'virtual denial' of justice to the petitioner. "Such kinds of instances were rising and it is rampant in recent years", he alleged.

Mr Reddy said the Federation had written a letter to draw the attention of the Chief Justice to set right things in the interest of expeditious delivery of justice.

The Federation had also taken up several other issues including delay in delivery of judgments with the Karnataka High Court Chief Justice and warned that Advocates would stage one-day 'Mouna Vratha' (silent agitation) before the Karantaka High Court on March 31 if things did not 'change' for better.

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