LUCKNOW || Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of not paying heed to many of their long-pending demands and to express solidarity with the Tees Hazari court lawyers, lawyers across the state went on a strike on Friday. As a result, all judicial work in the state has come to a standstill. The strike has been called by the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council.
The lawyers are demonstrating and would later in the day submit a memorandum to the authorities in their respective districts.
Lawyers have boycotted work in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court as well as all courts falling under the jurisdiction of the Avadh Bar Association. Lawyers are up in arms against the BJP government for failing to protect them from unsocial elements and criminals.
Pointing out the poor rate of arrests and conviction of people behind killings of many lawyers, the Bar Council has also demanded that a special Act for their safety be made by the state government. The Lawyer’s Body has also demanded that all police officials and personnel not be allowed to carry weapons in the court premises across Uttar Pradesh. There are many other demands too that include pending assurances by the present and previous governments.