Vijayawada: Representatives of the
Vijayawada Bar Association staged a dharna here Monday in front
of the Sub Collector office, pressing their demand for setting
up of High Court Bench in coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Vijayawada Bar Association President Ajay Kumar said it
has decided to continue its agitation until November 10 and
has planned a `bandh` to garner support for their demand.
Kumar said many states in the country have set up High
Court benches for the convenience of the public.
Citing the example of Maharashtra, with two benches at
Aurangabad and Nagpur, and Madhya Pradesh with benches at
Indore and Gwalior, Karnataka at Dharwad and Hubli and
Tamilnadu at Madurai, he said a similar arrangement in AP was
needed in any of the coastal districts.
The protesting advocates submitted a memorandum to the
Minister of Animal Husbandry K Pardhsaradhi and other people`s
representatives who arrived to at the Sub Collector office.
Meanwhile, some advocates continued with their relay
hunger strike and two of them are on an indefinite hunger
strike in the Bar Association premises.