Lawyers strike continue despite announcement of panel on court fees

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Patna, Apr 04 (UNI) The Bihar government's announcement to constitute a ministerial committee on court fee hike, failed to lessen the angers of the agitating lawyers as they continued to remain on indefinite strike, affecting the functioning of High Court and other courts across the state.

The agitating lawyers paralysed the vehicular movement on Bailey road, the main thoroughfare, and held a meeting at Ambedkar Chowk near Patna High Court, where their leaders dubbed the constitution of a committee on the court fees hike as an ''eyewash'' to delay the decision on the issue.

'' If the Bihar government really intends to settle the issue at the earliest, it should immediately withdraw the recent court fees hike and talk to the various lawyers associations to finalise the modalities to increase the court fee'', the leaders of the lawyers said.

Reports reaching here from Darbhanga said that more than four hundred lawyers of district civil court were taken into custody while they were trying to put up blockade on main road near Darbhanga Tower.

In Samastipur, the agitating lawyers of the district civil court paralysed the movement of vehicular traffic on NH-28. The movement of the traffic was also affected on Musrigharari-Barauni and Dalsinghsarai-Vidyapati Nagar roads due to the lawyers' procession march and street corner meetings.

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