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AAP flays setting up of Administrative Tribunal in Haryana; extends support to lawyers

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Chandigarh, August 8, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab, has slammed the BJP-led Haryana government for its proposal to setting up Administrative Tribunal for adjudication of the service matters of state government employees by replacing Punjab and Haryana High court, which heard their service-related matters earlier.

The party has decided to support the cause by expressing its solidarity with the protesting lawyers in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh and Bar Councils against the move.

In a statement issued from party headquarters in Chandigarh, senior leaders of the party and Leader of Opposition (LoP), Harpal Singh Cheema, on Thursday stated that the move was detrimental, not only to the lawyers’ fraternity but was also against the interests of people at large stating that the Tribunal System was pro-government and pro-politicians, as this is under the control of the dispensation.

The AAP leader said “Were the subsequent governments a tad concerned about cause of the people and delivered their 100 per cent, why would people had to knock the doors of the courts to seek justice?”. He said that people of the country had an abiding faith in the judicial system of the country than in our political system.

Making AAP’s stand clear, Cheema said that the party flayed the Haryana government’s to setting up of the Administrative Tribunal and demanded that the government should immediate review its decision and reverse, what he described as the tall order.

On the occasion, Political Review Committee, Punjab, Chairman, Harchand Singh Barsat (Advocate), flayed the stubborn stance of the Khattar-led Government and said that even as lakhs of lawyers across Punjab and Haryana had been staging protests for the past more than 12 days, no government intermediary had approached them, which was reflective of the evil design of those at the helms of affairs.

Bursat further added that the anti-people move of the government would set a bad precedent for other state governments to follow suit and use this handle against the employees, subjecting them to a gross exploitation at their hands.

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