Hunger-strike planned to push the demand

Forum for Speedy Justice on Saturday demanded implementation of Civil Rules of Practice by all courts, including the AP High Court.

The forum members said it would take up even agitation, including hunger strikes in front of all courts first at the district level and later at the State level, demanding implementation of the rules.

Addressing a media conference here, senior advocate Potukuchi Suryanarayana Murhty said Civil Rules of Practice was passed long ago, but judges, judicial officers and advocates were not following these rules despite several representations by various organisations.

Stating that court fee was high in the Scompared to other states he said the fee should be reduced immediately.

He also said that there was a long pending demand of advocates and legal experts in the State that all court proceedings in the State should be in regional language only as it was a practice in northern states.

J. Kaleswara Rao, president of the Forum, said all parties, including defendants, should produce original documents and they should be verified before the starting of arguments.

Mr. Rao said under Rule 105, judicial officers were using discriminatory powers which are to be recorded in writing during the proceedings.

Y.D. Ramarao, Lok Satta convener, said his party had taken up an agitation to cleanse society under Suraj movement.

Citizens Forum convener Rajeswararao said they would support the Speedy Justice Forum members' demands and urged the people to extend their cooperation to the forum.

Mr. Rajagopal, city convener of Lok Satta, said the party would participate in agitation to be taken up by the Forum.

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