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Eight organisations from the state,including a lawyers’ body,have announced a daylong hunger strike outside the Gujarat High Court on Monday to protest against the present state of affairs in the judicial system.

Written by Express News Service | Published: June 28, 2010 3:10:43 am

Lawyers to go on day-long hunger strike today
AHMEDABAD: Eight organisations from the state,including a lawyers’ body,have announced a daylong hunger strike outside the Gujarat High Court on Monday to protest against the present state of affairs in the judicial system. They have also drawn up a set of demands.
According to a release from the Indian Association of Lawyers,apart from this body,other organisations that would participate in the demonstration are the Right to Recall Group,Gandhi Swaraj Matdata Sangh,Bhrashtachar Virodi Abhiyan (a fortnightly),Jashoda Foundation,Time Mahila,All Gujarat Lal Vavta Kamdar Union and Mahiti Adhikar Abhiyan. The demands include holding written and oral examinations for recruiting all judges and special public prosecutors up to the HC level; disposal of every case within a year; declaration of assets of not only judges,but their families; and abolition of vacations enjoyed by the judiciary.

3 women held,cops suspect flesh trade
RAJKOT: The three women arrested here a day earlier for ‘indecent behaviour in public’ could be involved in flesh trade,the Gandhigram police said on Sunday. “We have found a diary containing account details and contact numbers of many clients. They mention a profit of nearly Rs 1.5 lakh in the last month alone,” said an officer.
A 40-year-old woman was running a mess at the ground floor of Tirupati Apartments on the University Road; but the neighbours suspected a possible flesh trade racket. They sent a decoy customer,who then submitted to the police some videos and photographs as evidence.

People panic over unclaimed container
AHMEDABAD: Panic gripped the Juhapura area of Ahmedabad on Sunday when people came across an unclaimed container near Lucky Hotel. The Gandhinagar police,Bomb Disposal Squad and Dog Squad rushed to the spot,but no explosive was found.

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