Lawyers at the Allahabad High Court refrained from judicial work on Monday in a protest against the clash at the Tis Hazari court complex in the national capital on Saturday. The lawyers have alleged police atrocity against their colleagues at the Delhi district court.
The decision to refrain from work was taken at an emergency meeting of the High Court Bar Association held at 9.30 am. Earlier on Sunday, bar association members condemned the police action at the Delhi court.
The HCBA has also demanded a judicial inquiry and action against erring police officers apart from compensation to the lawyers. They are also demanding the Advocates' protection Act for the safety of lawyers.
"We have decided to abstain from work in view of the attack on lawyers at the Tis Hazari court by Delhi policemen. We also request the Modi government to consider enacting a law to protect lawyers from such kinds of violence. There should be Advocates' protection Act,” advocate Vineet Vikram, of Allahabad High Court, said.
Lawyers and policemen clashed at the Tis Hazari court complex in Delhi on Saturday in which at least 20 police personnel and several lawyers were injured and many vehicles vandalised or set afire, according to officials.
With Agency Inputs