LAHORE - Deposed judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) have declined to accept govt's offer to reinstate them to November 2 position in case they are ready to take fresh oath, sources said. The govt made this offer through some judges in the present judiciary who had also worked with the deposed judges. Deposed judges were offered to secure all back benefits while their seniority would also not be disturbed. After govt's offer seven out of ten deposed judges held a meeting and discussed all pros and cons of the offer. Those who attended the meeting included Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar , Justice Sair Ali, Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Umar Atta Bandial. Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman could not participate in the meeting but he ensured his senior colleagues full backing to whatever the decision would be taken. The meeting was held at the residence of Justice Khosa, sources said. Only Justice Jahangir Arshad and Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry did not attend the meeting. However, they could not develop consensus to accept the offer because different points of views were expressed in the meeting. Some of the judges expressed serious reservations over the offer saying that taking a fresh oath would cause a serious damage to their principled stand that they are still 'serving judges'. It will not only amount to re-appointment but to accept November 3 unconstitutional steps as legal and Constitutional. While some said they would not accept restoration without deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. They also discussed the issue that lawyers, civil society are rendering sacrifices and are on the roads for months to keep alive their cause. 'Now it is our duty to give honour to them by not accepting any such offer without their consultation', some judges said in the meeting. It is pertinent to mention that after November 3 PCO, 16 judges did not take oath under PCO. However, later the number reduced to 10 after six of them agreed to take oath under PCO. After recent failure by main component parties of coalition govt, the govt has started using other options to resolve the issue. But it would be a hard nut to crack for both the govt and deposed judges to accept any such offer without reinstatement of deposed CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry because the lawyers, civil society and general public would not accept it, sources said. When contacted Justice Khawaja Sharif confirmed that an offer was made to deposed judges but they rejected it by expressing their reservations. He, however, declined to comment on what their reservations were regarding this issue. Our Monitoring Desk adds: The govt has contacted the deposed judges of Lahore High Court, Sindh High Court and Balochistan High Court and offered to re-appoint them after taking fresh oath, reported a private TV channel on Tuesday. In case of accepting the offer, the deposed judges have to take a fresh oath. The provincial Governors are said to be quite active in this offer. Talking to the channel, Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan said that such offer had been made to weaken and demoralise the lawyers movement. A TV channel reported that the deposed judges of High Courts have denied to accept the offer saying,'nothing is acceptable if CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is not reinstated'.