Lawyers` strike stalls court proceedings in western UP
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Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 13:48
Muzaffarnagar: Court proceedings in western Uttar Pradesh came to a standstill Monday after advocates here went on a strike in protest against last month's lathicharge by police on a group of lawyers in Lucknow.

President of the District Bar Association Promode Tyagi, who was among the protesters, said that they were seeking action into the incident.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council yesterday called for a one-day boycott of court proceedings.

Judicial work in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpur, Bullandshar and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh was adversely affected as a result of the strike.

In Muzaffarnagar, trial of high profile cases involving BSP MP Kadir Rana, Tennis star Sania Mirza and the Revati murder case were also deferred due to the strike.

Last month, lawyers, marching towards the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's residence to submit a memorandum of their demands, clashed with the police leading to brick batting and lathicharge in Hazratganj area in Lucknow.

The lawyers were demanding that a provision of Rs 100 crore should be made for their welfare in the state budget.


First Published: Monday, March 07, 2011, 13:48

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