Members of the Kerala Advocate Clerks' Association (KACA) staged a one-day hunger strike before the Kerala High Court on Thiruvonam day in opposition to the move to fully shift to e-filing of cases and legal documents from August 1 in all courts across the State..KACA President Rajendran VK told Bar & Bench that Kerala High Court judge Justice PV Kunhikrishnan arrived at the protest site and offered to help redress the grievances raised by KACA.The High Court has mandated electronic filing of all case categories including all criminal cases with the exception of final reports filed by police or other investigating agencies. The mandatory e-filing requirement was later removed for several applications..According to the KACA, the manner in which the High Court decided to shift to electronic filing mode without considering the suggestions made by the association will result in hundreds of clerks losing their jobs.KACA claimed that the authorities disregarded its recommendations to prevent such a situation. KACA also made it clear that it is not opposed to the use of electronic filing but is only against the manner in which the same is being implemented. .The following are, inter alia, the demands made by the KACA: 1. Allow handwritten pleadings in scanned PDF form and withdraw the e-filing requirement prohibiting the use of handwritten copies. 2. Applications, copied applications, Batha Memo, and other documents other than the plaint or complaint should be exempted from the requirement to file electronically.3. E-filing should be deployed gradually and there should be a sufficient number of E-Seva centres in all court complexes throughout the State.4. Both paper and electronic filing should be retained.