Cyber Journal 24 Web News, December 18, 2016
While addressing the gathering during Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa conference back in October 2015, Maharashtra’s CM Devendra Fadnavis had said that his government has urged the Mumbai High Court to consider setting up a bench in Kolhapur as well as Pune. But, after a year, political executives have failed to keep a follow-up on the issue.
Since the last 58 days, (PBA) Pune Bar Association’s lawyers are protesting outside Pune Court and requesting the administration to look into their demand regarding setting up Mumbai HC’s bench in Pune.
PBA members protesting outside Shivaji Nagar Court in Pune
Advocate Ramesh Rathod interacted with Cyber Journal 24 web news and shared some information about the same.
“Today is the 58th day of this protest; we are demanding setting up of Mumbai High Court’s bench in Pune. Setting up such bench will save time, money, and victims of crime from nearby cities will immensely benefit. So will cops from these cities who need to travel to Mumbai because of these cases. Authorities should look at the number of cases filed by people from Pune and nearby cities in Bombay HC,”- said Rathod.
He also highlighted the fact that unfortunately, the city’s BJP MP Anil Shirole or Guardian Minister Girish Bapat (he also happens to be one of city’s BJP MLAs) have not met members of PBA even once since they started their protest.
The lawyer thanked former PBA chief(s) Audumber Khune-Patil, Advocate Milind Pawar, and current PBA President-Y G Shinde (Aba). He also spoke about efforts taken by Vice-President-Chetan Shewale, former Vice-President-Satish Pahilwan, PBA’s Secretary-Satyajit Tupe, treasurer-Bhushan Chinchwadi Patil and other members.
Demand has hit a roadblock since several decades now. No doubt that only the HC and SC can disentangle this issue, but political executives need to follow up. People had a lot of expectations when BJP came to power after 15 years in the state. But, many political analysts believe that after almost two years in power, Devendra Fadnavis has failed to resolve multiple issues. In fact, the crime rate in the state has worsened since he took over, perhaps, due to the absence of a full-time home minister for such large state.
Reforms are what BJP had promised. Hope the BJP led government at the center, the state looks at this issue that is caught in legal tangles since decades now and offers necessary follow up as well as resources for the same.
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