UP Bar Council Members Won't Attend Work For 2 Days Over 'Lathi-Charge' On Lawyers

Bar Council members had earlier decided to return to work after the Allahabad High Court formed a judicial committee to look into the matter.

UP Bar Council Members Won't Attend Work For 2 Days Over 'Lathi-Charge' On Lawyers

The decision was taken in an emergency meeting late Sunday, an official said (File)

Prayagraj:

Members of the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh will abstain from judicial work on Monday and Tuesday to protest against an incident of alleged police lathi-charge on lawyers in Hapur.

The decision was taken in an emergency meeting late Sunday, vice president of the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh Anurag Pandey said.

In a statement, Mr Pandey said, no action has been taken by the government and administration over the demands of the Bar Council and advocates.

An emergency meeting of the members of the Council was convened on Sunday night. In the meeting, it was unanimously decided that advocates would abstain from judicial work on September 11 and 12, he said.

If the government does not accept the demands of the Bar Council, then a meeting will be held at 8 pm on September 12 to decide the future strategy, he added.

Earlier, the Bar Council members had decided to return to work from Monday after the Allahabad High Court formed a six-member judicial committee to look into the matter.

Office bearers of the High Court Bar Association, Allahabad have also decided to abstain from judicial work on Monday.

To protest against the non-registration of FIR in connection with the August 29 incident at a district court in Hapur, advocates will abstain from judicial work on September 11, Treasurer of the Bar Association Ashish Kumar Mishra said.

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