Hunger strike demanding HC bench in Udaipur in full swing

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26 Apr, 18 09:42
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Dr. Munesh Arora

Udaipur:Serial hunger strike demanding HC bench in Udaipur is in full swing on the second-day female advocates sit on hunger strike
The female advocates participated in the strike demanding the establishment of High Court bench in Udaipur. Ex-MLA from Udaipur Rural, Sajjan Katara and members of Aam Aadmi party also supported the protesting advocates and demanded that the state government establish High Court bench in Udaipur.

While the protesting advocates had boycotted judicial work on the first day of the strike the regular work proceedings were not hindered regularly up to some extent

The strike is being carried out under the banner of High Court Sangharsh Samiti. There will be an interim meeting of members of High Court Sangharsh Samiti to decide as to till when will they continue this serial strike and what action to be taken next.

State Government is yet to write to Central Government with any recommendation for the establishment of High Court bench in Udaipur. As a result, the protest by High Court Sangharsh Samiti is set to continue and may even gain further momentum going forward.
Advocate Arun Vyas said
“56.02 % of the total tribes of the state residing in this belt of Southern Rajasthan, popularly known as Mewar-Wagad Region has been fighting for a High Court bench in Udaipur for past 3 decades. HC bench has remained a permanent agenda for candidates from all parties seeking votes from the electorate. However, after winning, no one cares to fulfill their promise”
Existing Udaipur Division of 6 Districts Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, and Pratapgarh is commonly called the Mewar- Vagad Region. Bhilwara which was separated from Udaipur Division to be included in Ajmer Division still is considered as a part and parcel of the Mewar Wagad region. Sirohi district falling under Jodhpur division, consisting of Abu Road and Pindwara is neighboring tribal belt of the erstwhile Mewar princely state. Mina, Bhil, Garasia, Damor, Naikda are the main Scheduled Tribe and Meghwal, Salvi, Chamar, Rawal Balai, Khatik, Bairwa, Koli, Sargara are the main Scheduled Caste population of Mewar Wagad Region. The majority of the SC & ST population depend on agriculture and labor work. The rainfed fragmented and small holdings in the hills add misery to the plight of the thousands of Aadivasi families. In such a condition, to and fro travelling from the litigants' place to abode to Jodhpur for securing Bail or other legal and civil relief,

the people of Mewar and Wagad Region of this Southern Rajasthan area is a nightmare for vindicating of their constitutional rights for seeking justice irrespective of the fact that they may have a strong prima facie and good arguable case. A naïve tribal who hasn’t seen even a train finds himself hopeless and helpless when he lands at Jodhpur and finds no one to understand his Vagari and Bhomal dialect.

Jodhpur, the principal seat of the High Court is at a distance of more than 550 Kms from Danpur, Anandpuri, Pipalkhunt, Kushalgarh, Pratapgarh and Aronod Tehsils for people in Pratapgarh Banswara, Chittorgarh and Pratapgarh districts. A person has to change buses at three places first to connecting nearest town, then to the nearest place of the district of bus stand and then for Jodhpur. The one-way travel sometimes takes more than 24 hours journey. That's why in the last 10 years there has been only 800 bail appeals and about 18,000 under trials released from jails. Train journey also takes more than 14 hours distant Tehsil headquarters of this region. For a resident of Pratapgarh, one has to reach Mandsaur or Jawad, Neemuch in Madhya Pradesh and then board a train for Ratlam or Chittorgarh and again change train at Mavli, Nathdwara, Marwar Junction to reach Jodhpur. Sirohi part of which is within the Tribal Advisory Sub Plan of Udaipur is with proximity to Udaipur with a distance of 135 Kms than the 160 Km distance to Jodhpur.

Udaipur is the central place and heart of the Mewar- Vagad Region. Its villages are most conveniently connected to all the neighboring districts, subdivisions, tehsils- panchayat samitis and panchayats including that of the Bhilwara and Sirohi Districts. The distance from Udaipur to Banswara, Dungarpur, Chittorgarh, Pratapgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, and Sirohi are 165, 110, 110, 145, 68, 160 and 125 Kilometers respectively.

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