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Lawyers call 5-day strike at Calcutta HC

Nearly 10,000 lawyers of three lawyers' association at the Calcutta High Court will go on five-day strike starting from Monday in protest against the severe inadequacy of judges at the court.

Currently, the Calcutta High Court has only 29 judges against a sanctioned strength of 72 judges. This is leading to an increase in backlog cases which has already touched a mark of 2 lakh presently.

Uttam Majumdar, president of the Bar Association of Calcutta High Court, said that We are left with no choice but to go on a five-day long cease work from Monday as the Centre has failed to take any action to fill up the vacancies of judges at the Calcutta High Court.

The situation has arisen when three judges have retired in February, and the Acting Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya was elevated to the post of Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.


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