The co-ordination committee of all the district court bar associations of Delhi, which is observing an indefinite strike since December 9, said it was a "do or die" situation for them and they would not end their agitation until the Bill is tabled in Parliament.
"We will now give a new angle to this strike in coming days. We will jam the roads in Delhi and the vibrations of our protest will be felt in Parliament if the government will not table and pass the bill in this ongoing winter session," advocate R K Wadhwa, President of the committee, said at a press conference here.
Wadhwa asked why the bill has not been tabled despite a November 28, 2014 report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on personnel, public grievances, law and justice according its recommendation for enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction to Rs two crore for district courts of Delhi.
"We are not fighting for us. This is for the common people of Delhi," he said, adding, "Why this bill is not being tabled in Parliament? No discussion is required on this bill now. This bill should be tabled in this session."
Quoting the report of Parliamentary Committee, the lawyers said, "Statement of objects and reasons to the Bill mentions that enhancement of said jurisdiction would reduce the work load of High Court of Delhi as well as pendency therein and also provide justice at door steps of the litigant public with reduced cost of litigation and maximum convenience."

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