Attorneys attached to several court complexes in the country today are abstaining from their duties in protest to an incident where the Magistrate of the Mannar court complex was threatened & the site of the complex was vandalized.
A protest was launched by attorneys attached to the Hulftsdorp court complex this morning in an expression of dissent against the incident.
Accordingly court cases which were due to be taken up at the Magistrates courts today have been adjourned until the 23rd of this month while cases due to be taken up at the District court have been put-off until the 25th.
According to our provincial correspondents court proceedings in the North-East too have been severely hampered by the strike.
Meanwhile Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem expressed his views concerning the situation at hand during a media briefing which was convened today.
Minister Hakeem went onto say that he deplores the occurrence.