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Delhi lawyers to join countrywide strike on Friday

IANS | New Delhi |

Lawyers in Delhi will abstain from work on Friday to protest against a proposed bill that bars advocates from going on strike.

"In solidarity with BCI, Delhi lawyers have resolved to abstain from work in all the District Courts," the Coordination Committee of the District Court Bar Associations of Delhi said in a statement.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) called for a countrywide lawyers' strike on March 31 opposing the Law Commission's recommendations.

The Supreme Court lawyers will not join the strike but extend support to the striking lawyers.

The Bar Council has urged the government to reject the recommendations of the Law Commission.

Judicial work in Delhi was paralyzed on March 23 when 6,000 lawyers struck work to protest suggestions that lawyers should be banned from going on strike and slapped with penalties if they do.