Lawyers in Karnataka to go on hunger strike if the 38 unfilled vacancies in Karnataka High Court are not filled by December 15

Lawyers in Karnataka to go on hunger strike if the 38 unfilled vacancies in Karnataka High Court are not filled by December 15

Bengaluru Advocates Association on Tuesday arranged for a meeting of senior counsels with regard to the delay caused in the appointment of judges to Karnataka high court in which a mutually agreed resolution has been adopted to go on a hunger strike if the 38 unfilled posts of judges at the Karnataka high court is not filled up by December 15 by considering the list recommendations already sent by the high court.

It was also unanimously resolved to send a strongly worded representation to the Chief Justice of India, the Prime Minister and the Union Law Minister in order to bring their attention that the vacancies unfilled have resulted in a chaotic situation in Karnataka high court with even urgent matters are not being taken up as the all the present judges are over-burdened and working under tremendous stress and the same is seriously affecting delivery of quality of justice.
In addition to it, it was also decide in the meeting to take out a delegation and seek immediate appointment  with the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India and the Union Law minister to personally inform them about the situation.
Meanwhile in a related development, a petition has been moved before the Karnataka high court seeking a direction for early appointment of judges to the Karnataka high court. The petition, filed by a retired judge and two practising advocates, will come for hearing on November 2.
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