LAHROE - Litigants who visited the civil courts on Monday were found helpless and seen venting their spleen on the lawyers-judges row, triggered by the lawyers wrangling with the authorities about the transfer of District and Sessions judge. While both the lawyers and judges were found blaming each other for the disruption of courts working, revealed a survey conducted by The Nation. Lawyers have been protesting for the transfer of District and Sessions Judge Zawar Ahmad Sheikh, whom they accuse of humiliating behaviour towards lawyers. While on the other hand, the LHC CJ opposes their demand. Since last Friday, there is a strike like situation in the courts, especially in the lower courts while the lawyers has given a call for Tuesday to be observed as Black day and a complete strike against the police torture of lawyers and to press their demand for the transfer of D&SJ. On Monday, courts remained open but the lower court judges suspended their routine work and went on strike to get their respect and honour established. One litigant Hafiz Abdul Rehman said that he came for a hearing in his land case but due to the strike, he was returning home without any progress in his case. He said that his lawyer also refused to attend the court. Asif Bajwa said that he was here in the court for the bail of his brother who had been arrested after a scuffle with his relatives. Another litigant from Sahiwal, told this scribe, without disclosing the name of his sister, that he came with his sister as she had filed a suit in family court for the custody of her two children. But due to strike, they were returning home without proceedings in the case. Meanwhile, a Punjab Bar Council member held the LHC CJ responsible for the sufferings of the litigant. He is responsible for the current situation as he refused to transfer the D&SJ, he elaborated. He said that the police use of force and torture of lawyers, especially the female lawyers had fuelled the controversy. Civil judges, sitting in the chamber of senior civil judge, said that court working was being affected due to the hooliganism of lawyers and they should respect the courts and judges.