Lawyers` strike stalls court proceedings in western UP

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 13:48

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