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Lawyer takes on court writers over laptops usage

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 2:16pm IST | Place: Indore | Agency: DNA
High Court gives four weeks time to district judge to decide on use of laptops.

This is a fight between use of technology to make life easy and of earning ones livelihood.

The Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Tuesday issued directions to the district judge, Indore, to take appropriate action in four weeks, while disposing off a petition filed against Petition Writers Association for restricting use of laptops by the lawyers in the district court.

The petition was filed by advocate Shyamlal Bhargava in the high court after the  Superintendent of Court at district court did not take action on his complaint on laptops.

Petitioner’s counsel Krishna Kumar Kunhare told dna that the Petitioner Writers in the district court have formed an association and have restricted laptops’ usage by lawyers in the court premises.

The Petition Writers fear that use of laptops will be a threat to their livelihood as the advocates prepare court matters like petitions on the laptop, and as a result plaintiffs will stop going to them for typing of petitions.

The Petition Writers have on many occasions prevented advocates from carrying laptops into  the court. they had even take away laptops from the lawyers, said Kunhare.

 Advocate Shyamlal had lodged a complaint with the Superintendent of Court, District and Sessions Court Indore in this regard on October 15, 2013.

But no action was taken by the superintendent, and eventually a petition was filed in the high court against the Petition Writers Association.

Justice NK Mody had heard the case and given order. The order copy was issued by the court on Tuesday.

Justice Mody has directed the advocate to present a copy of this order to the district and sessions judge along with an appropriate application.

The court has directed the district judge that the application shall be considered by passing a reasoned order within four weeks.

Threath livelihood
The Petition Writers fear that use of laptops will be a threat to their livelihood as the advocates prepare court matters like petitions on the laptop.

Advocate Shyamlal had lodged a complaint with the Superintendent of Court, District and Sessions Court Indore in this regard on October 15, 2013.

The Petition Writers have on many occasions prevented advocates from carrying laptops into  the court.


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