Nearly a month after the evening courts started, lawyers in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh have written to law minister that they were not feasible.
Lawyers are not comfortable with the concept of evening courts. It was launched in July to reduce the backlog of cases pending in various courts. The Union law ministry had issued notification in this regard and it was said that it would facilitate litigants who could not appear before the courts during the day. The evening court functions from 5 PM to 7 PM.
The evening court have been set up for taking up matters pertaining to negotiable instrument cases, cheque bounce, petty offenses and traffic challans. However, lawyers feel that it was not possible for them to attend court proceedings after a hectic day.
Opposing the concept, the bar associations in Punjab and Haryana have now approached Bar Council of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to take up the issue with law ministry. Bar council also held a meeting of the bar associations on the issue.
Sharma said that shortly a delegation of members of bar association and bar council would also meet law minister.
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