1,000 advocates of the city protested against going to the shift court premises. Surat News – Times of India

Surat: Around 1,000 advocates, led by the Surat District Bar Association, staged a massive protest at the collectorate on Thursday, demanding the government not to shift the court complex from the city to an industrial area.
like raising slogans.government offices in the city, Justice Mandir JangalmaThe lawyers urged the authorities to keep the court complex in Athwalines and not shift it to Jiav-Budiya village. The protesters said that if the residence of the Collector and the quarters of the Agriculture Department are shifted to the existing place, then the court premises can be expanded, which will solve the problem.
Speaking to TOI, Surat Bar Association president Parsottam Rana Said, “We will soon meet the Chief Minister and the Law Minister in Gandhinagar regarding our demands.” Before that, we will make a representation to two Surat MPs – CR Patil and Darshan Jardosh, We will also meet all the MLAs representing Surat in the government. Since the court complex will be shifted to Jiav-Budiya, people will suffer the most. The proposed campus is 10 km away from the present site. Rana further said that Jiav-Budiya Sachin is adjacent to GIDC area and there are around 400 units releasing hazardous pollutants.
“The Surat court complex is visited daily by 5,000 people including judges, lawyers, staff, police, accused and relatives. It would not be safe for all of them to go to the industrial area for eight hours a day,” he said. The advocates also demanded that the Collector, Resident and Agriculture Department Quarters The space in front of the present court should be vacated. This will solve the space problem by shifting some courts.
At present, the Athwalines Court complex is spread over 12,000 square metres, while the new proposed building at Jiav-Budiya will have an area of ​​40,000 square metres. The bar association also passed a resolution not to shift Jiav-Budiya village as it is in the industrial area.