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09 September, 2004

Lawyers lash out at Lucknow lathicharge

Indian Express
Chandigarh, September 8: To protest against the police lathicharge on lawyers in Lucknow, advocates of district courts today sat on a dharna from 10 am to 12 pm. However, work at court was not affected. As a show of protest, the advocates also wore red badges throughout the day.
A two-hour protest was also observed by the members of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar association at the High Court today. Secretary of the BJP legal cell Deepak Balyan said it was absolutely uncalled for on the part of the police to resort to such an action against the lawyers. "This is no way to operate. There are other ways to resolve a problem or a situation. If one pillar of democracy goes against another, the result would be chaos. This should not happen again," he said condemning the incident.
The lawyers at the High Court wore red badges to protest against the police action. They gathered at a tent put up in the court premises and sat there for about two hours. Satya Pal Jain, former MP from Chandigarh also visited the tent to express solidarity with the lawyers. ...