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
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.