Lawyers strike work across the country to protest against Allahabad incident
Lawyers across the country are on strike, Monday, in protest against the alleged murder of an advocate in the Allahabad High Court.
New Delhi: Lawyers across the country are on strike, Monday, in protest against the alleged murder of an advocate in the Allahabad High Court.
The strike has paralysed work in courts across the country. The strike call was given by the Bar Council of India.
“The Bar Council of India strongly condemns the ghastly and brutal killing of a lawyer by police officials in court premises at Allahabad (sic),” BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said in a press release issues last week.
“In order to show their solidarity, the lawyers across throughout the country shall abstain from attending their works on 16th March. This decision is taken after consultation with chairmen of all the State Bar Councils (sic),” he added.
The BCI has also demanded that the UP government pay Rs 50 lakhs as compensation to the family of the deceased layer.
Police inspector Shailendra Singh allegedly shot dead 30-year-old advocate Nabi Ahmed over a tiff at the Allahabad High Court on March 12.
Lawyers across the country have strongly condemned the incident and demanded strict against the guilty official.