Unlike the indefinite strike called by the trial court lawyers, the protest in the high court did not affect the judicial work in any manner and hearing went on un-interrupted in all the cases that were listed for the day.

"The protest was peaceful and normal functioning of the courts was not disrupted with a view to avoiding any inconvenience to litigants and to the general public," said advocate Abhijat, Honorary Secretary of DHCBA.

DHCBA has resolved to oppose "tooth and nail" the move to increase the minimum pecuniary jurisdiction as per the Delhi High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014, introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
The Association has said that the proposed enhancement is arbitrary and not based on any scientific and statistical analysis.While recommending enhancement in pecuniary jurisdiction,
the Bill also proposes that civil suits valued up to Rs two crore would be heard by the 11 district courts in the national capital instead of the High Court.
Abhijat also said an internal committee of the High Court had in July 2011 recommended enhancement of minimum jurisdiction only up to Rs 50 lakh, despite which the Full Court in its decision conveyed to the Union Government on May 6, 2012, recommended enhancement up to Rs two crore.

Meanwhile, several activists for judicial reform are likely to hold a protest in front of Delhi High Court on Friday seeking time-bound judicial system and video and audio recording of case proceedings.
The protest tomorrow will be organised by 'Fight for Judicial Reforms' and other NGOs where the members of organisations will form a human chain to press their demands.
"The injustice of getting dates again and again instead of justice in courts should end and to achieve the justice sooner and for it, a timeframe must be set for the judges," a statement issued on behalf of the organisation, said.

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