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DHCBA deserts Rs 2 cr pecuniary limit Delhi HC; Judges do not budge

The Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) yesterday observed a strike against Delhi HC chief justice D Murugesan’s proposal to enhance the HC’s pecuniary jurisdiction from Rs 1 crore to Rs 2 crore. DHCBA members manned courtroom entry points and urged lawyers not to appear in their cases.

Litigants appeared before the courts without their lawyers, to take adjournments for their cases. [IANS]

All judges decided to support Murugesan’s proposal after a full court meeting, and issued a statement that “the full court further deprecated the tone and tenor of the notice [of DHCBA] and the intemperate language used. It resolved that the false assertions made were unfortunate and unbecoming of the president of the DHCBA who also happens to be a law officer of union of India".

12,000 lawyers affiliated to the DHCBA apprehend the loss of work to lower courts if the proposal is implemented. [IANS]

The DHCBA had on 22 November addressed a two page notice to the HC’s judges criticising the 21 November proposal of Murugesan, and had said that there was no way the proposal could have passed if the DHCBA was consulted before making it, reported Legally India.

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