New Delhi: As the indefinite hunger strike by the agitating Air India pilots entered its ninth day, the Delhi High Court on Monday ordered Indian Pilots Guild to amicably resolve the ongoing deadlock with the striking pilots.
Despite their worsening heath -seven pilots were admitted to hospital on Sunday as their condition deteriorated-they remain relentless in their pursuit.
G S Gunjan, one of the agitating pilots, told mediapersons that the High Court would hear the case again on Tuesday.
"The court has today asked and ordered Air India lawyers to sit with the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) and find a solution, a common ground which is acceptable to both and come back tomorrow again by 2 p.m.," Gunjan said.
The strike of the Air India pilots would soon enter its second month.
Last Monday, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said the hunger strike was avoidable and needless.
Singh had called the strike 'illegal and unlawful', for violating the High Court's order, which had directed the pilots to return to work.
About 500 Air India pilots who fly international routes have been demanding their colleagues from former state-owned partner Indian Airlines should not be trained to fly Dreamliners, as it may mar the career prospects of original Air India flight crew.