The lawyers' protest started last week, with few district bar associations joining them Thursday and abstaining from courts. They allege that setting up a quasi-judicial body like the Tribunal encroaches upon the judicial independence and powers of the High Court.
The lawyers have been staying away from courtrooms at the High Court since Friday last week and seeking revocation of the notification issued by the Centre for establishing the Haryana Administrative Tribunal - a quasi-judicial body for adjudication of service matters of Haryana employees.
Four girls from the Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Manesar approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court last week, seeking a solution to security issues they are facing at the institution.
She alleged that the man used to beat her “mercilessly” and “used filthy language” while taunting her in the name of her family background but she “tolerated it for the sake of their marriage and the honour of her parents”.