Allahabad HC advocates to abstain from work on April 12-13
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Last Updated: Friday, April 09, 2010, 23:43
Allahabad: Advocates of the Allahabad High Court today decided to abstain from work for two consecutive days next week in protest against the lathicharge on lawyers inside a court premises in Kanpur earlier this week.

The decision to stay away from work on April 12-13 was taken at the general body meeting of the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) attended by senior vice-president Daya Shankar Mishra, vice-president Pushpa Singh and other office-bearers.

A resolution was also passed on the occasion in which it was decided that a PIL would be filed in the High Court in connection with the Kanpur lathicharge and a request was made to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for a judicial probe by a retired High Court judge into the incident.

An appeal was also made to the Chief Minister for suspension of those judicial officials, pending inquiry, whose alleged complicity had resulted in the lathicharge and that a special security force be raised for the judiciary to prevent such incidents in future.

The HCBA also demanded that by way of compensation to the injured advocates and to those people whose vehicles were damaged in the incident, a sum of Rs 10 lakh be deposited with the Registrar of the High Court.

The Bar Association also expressed dissatisfaction over the fact that the High Court did not take suo motu notice of the situation at Kanpur, where advocates had been assaulted by police on two consecutive days.


First Published: Friday, April 09, 2010, 23:43

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