Allahabad/Muzaffarnagar: Court work across
western Uttar Pradesh was affected today as lawyers went on a
day-long strike protesting against police lathicharge on
The boycott call for court proceedings was given by the
action committee, District Bar Association President Promode
The judicial work was adversely affected due to the
Meanwhile, hundreds of lawyers from across the state
staged a demonstration outside the Allahabad High Court,
blocking traffic on the adjacent roads and demanding transfer
of officials allegedly responsible for the lathicharge.
They held a meeting at the office of the UP Bar Council
and expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of
investigation into the incident.
Several high profile cases, including the national anthem
case against tennis star Sania Mirza, rioting case against BSP
MP Qadir Rana and three CBI cases to be heard today were
At least 24 people were injured and more than 100
vehicles damaged in a clash between lawyers and police in
Kanpur district court complex on April 7.
It was alleged that lawyers had misbehaved with a
police inspector who came from Kannauj in connection with a