Advocates boycotted courts and staged a rasta roko on the road in front of Kadapa district court complex here on Thursday decrying moves to bifurcate the State.

Kadapa Bar Association president Rajesh Kumar Reddy accused the UPA government of mooting division of the State to further its political ends. Bifurcation of the linguistic State, formed by selfless sacrifices of several eminent leaders, would not be tolerated, he said. The separatist movement led to the State regressing on the industrial, agricultural and economic fronts.

Selfish political leaders vitiated the atmosphere leading to loss of lives of several innocent persons, Mr. Rajesh Kumar Reddy alleged and asserted that development would only be possible in an integrated State. Future generations would not forgive us if the State was divided, he said.

Association general secretary Pratap Kumar Reddy said advocates would boycott courts till July 31 and would undertake various forms of protests against bifurcation moves.

Advocates would take out a protest rally from the district court to Kadapa Collectorate on July 26 and submit a memorandum to District Collector K. Sasidhar.