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Court proceedings remained disrupted on Tuesday, as the lawyers have gone on an indefinite strike following no action by the chief justice of Gujarat High Court on their demand to transfer district and sessions judge R P Dholaria.
Hundreds of litigants and undertrials at Surat sub jail were left in the lurch with the striking lawyers abstaining from legal proceedings on Tuesday. Many litigants, who come from far-off places in the district, have suffered the most in the last two days as they have to return with the lawyers striking work.
Striking lawyers said the chief justice of Gujarat High Court had promised to take action in connection with the transfer of the district judge by August 23. Since the high court is yet to take any decision, the lawyers decided to go ahead with the indefinite strike.
Sources said the lawyers have been summoned by the unit judge of the high court on August 26.
"We have decided to stay from work for indefinite period with our demand to transfer the district judge. We have been summoned by the unit judge on August 26, but we have decided to continue our agitation," said Ash*t Mehta, senior member, Surat district Bar Association (SDBA).