Nagpur: Citizens are in for a sort of trouble or say they will have to run from pillar to post if they visit different courts for any judicial work in the next three days. The stamp vendors across the State have called for a one-day strike on Monday (July 25) to press for their various demands. The Vidarbha License-Holding Stamp Paper Vendors Association has given the call for the one-day State-wide strike. The Monsoon Session of Maharashtra Legislature is going on in Mumbai and to draw the attention of Government towards their various demands, the stamp vendors will organize a dharna demonstration from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday at the local Azad Maidan.
Since today (July 23) is holiday on account of fourth Saturday and July 24 being Sunday, the stamp vendors will not be available for three consecutive days including the Monday strike. This dreadful aspect led to the litigants running from pillar to post for securing the vital stamp papers and other court material.
Taking advantage of the “ripe” situation, the unscrupulous elements sold the stamp papers and other material at a premium. Those who wanted to avoid the unnecessary hassle, are preferring to get the court job done on Tuesday but will have to face unprecedented rush of the needy.
When contacted, the President of District Bar Association Adv Prakash Jaiswal said that the citizens should press panic button as the strike is only for one day. The strike may put the State Government at a revenue loss. The citizens may also face inconvenience as well. When asked about the black marketing of stamp papers and other material by some unscrupulous elements, Adv Jaiswal said that the District Administration should initiate measures to curb the practice and a vendor is found guilty, his license should be cancelled.