Telangana Advocates give call for `Chalo Secretariat`

The Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee on Saturday gave a call for `Chalo Secretariat` on September 20, if the Andhra Pradesh government failed to respond to their demands for 42 per cent reservation in judiciary posts.

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2010, 22:10 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Telangana Advocates Joint
Action Committee (JAC) on Saturday gave a call for `Chalo
Secretariat` on September 20, if the Andhra Pradesh government
failed to respond to their demands for 42 per cent reservation
in judiciary posts.

The Telangana JAC today held an emergency meeting to
discuss its further course of action even as its members held
talks with the government over the quota issue, a Telangana
Advocates-JAC leader said.
"The emergency meeting has set a deadline till 5 pm
tomorrow asking the government to consider the demands. If the
government fails to respond to our demands then we will
proceed with the `Chalo Secretariat` on Monday," Telangana
Advocates-JAC leader T Sriranga Rao told agency.

Advocates from Telangana, who have demanded a 42 per cent
share in recruitment to the posts of Government pleaders,
assistant Government pleaders and standing counsels for
various corporations in the High Court, have been boycotting
court proceedings at the High Court, Nampally Criminal court
and in Telangana districts since Tuesday last.

Meanwhile, three advocates S Satyam Reddy, also convener
of Telangana Advocates JAC, Jyothi Kiran and Vijay Kumar Goud,
who were on indefinite hunger strike since Monday and shifted
from the High Court premises to Gandhi government hospital
yesterday, again continued their hunger strike in the hospital
today.
"This agitation will not stop till we get justice,"
Satyam Reddy, said from the hospital bed. He also appealed
advocates from districts in Telangana region to participate in
the `Chalo Secretariat`.

Meanwhile, the bandh call given by Osmania University
Students Joint Action Committee, protesting the arrest of
advocates at Andhra Pradesh High Court complex evoked a
partial response in Hyderabad and other districts of Telangana
region today.

Educational institutions in some districts of Telangana
region remained closed while scores of pro-Telangana activists
including advocates, students organised demonstrations and
road-blockades in different parts of Warangal district.

Over 60 Telangana advocates were arrested by police
yesterday as they tried to violate the orders of Full Court of
the High Court that prohibited dharnas, sloganeering and
agitation in the court premises.

A meeting of the Full Court chaired by Chief Justice
Nissar Ahmed Kukru, on Thursday had also issued directions
banning agitations, meetings, assemblies and any such other
activity on the court premises after the Telangana advocates
allegedly vandalised chairs and furniture in three court halls
at the Andhra Pradesh High Court and allegedly threw placards
on Justice C V Nagarjuna Reddy.

PTI