The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restrained AIIMS Nurses Union from continuing with their indefinite strike (AIIMS vs AIIMS Nurses Union)..A single-judge Bench of Justice Navin Chawla passed an order that effect after noting that the grievances of the Union were being considered by the authorities. ."Respondent is restrained from continuing with the strike till further orders," the Court said. .The order was passed in a petition by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). .Issuing notice in the petition, court sought response from the Union. .AIIMS contended that the strike was illegal and in violation of the Industrial Disputes Act as no six-week notice in terms of Section 22 was served to it. .Appearing through Advocate VSR Krishna, AIIMS asserted that the strike also violated a Division Bench order prohibiting any such action by AIIMS employees. It was stated that as per the order, there could be no sloganeering, dharna on AIIMS campus. .It was further argued that AIIMS being a "public utility" , the ongoing strike by its nurses was against public interest. ."Nurses left their jobs, all clinical work. AIIMS is a COVID hospital.", Krishna said. .The court was also informed that all the grievances raised by the nurses were being looked into in a sympathetic manner. .Stating that the nurses had legal remedies at their disposal, Krishan urged, ."..direct the Repsondent to go back to work ..especially in the present time. The whole hospital is coming to a standstill.".Yesterday, the AIIMS Nurses Union went on an indefinite strike over several demands, including the "payment fixation exercise" under the Sixth Central Pay Commission and 80% reservation for female nurses. .AIIMS today told the court that it had no role to play in the resolution of nurses' demand pertaining to the Sixth Pay Commission and the strike was a pressure-building tactic. .The matter would be heard next on January 18, 2021.