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Advocates in six districts call for non-cooperation

Posted on Nov 05, 08:00PM | UNI

Advocates in six districts -- Sangli, Satara, Solapur, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg -- started a three-day agitation of non-cooperation with other courts from today in support of their long-pending demand to set-up a Bombay High Court Bench in the city.

As part of the non-cooperation agitation, advocates at every Tehsil in six districts will be observing a fast for two days and on November 7 a morcha will be taken out to the respective District Collector's Office.

Bombay High Court Kolhapur Bench Action Committee (KBAC) had called for the three-day non-cooperation agitation, President Advocate Shivajirao Rane said KBAC had met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Law and Justice Minister Bhaskarao Jadhav on several occasions. On April 18, KBAC had observed a bandh in six districts.

According to KBAC, earlier in 1993, Bombay High Court had rejected the demand as per recommendations of Justice Pendse committee.

BJP district president Mahesh Balasaheb Jadhav, said in a statement, "Our party supprts a demand for High Court Bench in Kolhapur".

Political Party leaders including Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), MPs and MLAs from the districts are supporting the demand.