Lakhimpur case: Lawyers extend strike till Sep 12

Last Updated: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 18:11

Kanpur: Lawyers protesting the killing of two
advocates in Lakhimpur Kheri have extended their strike till
September 12 following Wednesday`s terror attack outside Delhi
High Court and demanded more security measures in the district
courts.

The functioning of several district courts in Uttar
Pradesh continued to be affected today as the lawyers struck
work for the fourth day.
Lawyers Pradip Dixit and Mukul Tewari were shot dead on
Saturday allegedly by a group of Lekhpals or revenue officials
during a clash in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Agitated over the killings, lawyers in Lakhimpur and Gola
had gone on a rampage damaging around 12 government vehicles
and ransacking the office of the District Magistrate.

The lawyers alleged that the Lekhpals resorted to
unprovoked firing which left two of their colleagues dead and
four others injured.

The lawyers have demanded a CBI inquiry into the
incident.

"We have extended our strike till September 12 following
yesterday`s terror attack in Delhi. Initially, we were only
protesting the killing of the lawyers but now we also want
enhanced security measures in the district courts," Kanpur Bar
Association President Ajit Shukla said.
He said that a ceremony paying homage to the blast
victims was being organised following which all the agitating
lawyers would meet the District Magistrate and demand more
security in the courts.

Meanwhile, lawyers at several places including Meerut,
Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Baghpat,
Bijnore, Moradabad and Kanpur stayed away from work in
response to a strike call by UP Bar Council.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 18:11

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