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AP advocates to move SC for deferring HC shifting

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‘No basic amenities; lawyers not given breathing time’

With three days left for commencement of the newly constituted High Court for Andhra Pradesh at Amaravati, the AP HC Advocates Association (APHCAA) decided here on Friday to move House Motion in the Supreme Court, seeking deferring of the shifting of the High Court from Hyderabad to Vijayawada.

The association decided to authorise a lawyer to move the House Motion. It passed a resolution to this effect, after holding the general body meeting on the premises of the High Court in the afternoon.

Before adopting and passing the resolution, serious deliberations were held, with several advocates expressing concern over the announcement to shift the High Court from Hyderabad to Vijayawada, without giving ‘breathing time’ to advocates.

“We are not against shifting of the HC. But we wanted some breathing time before the HC started functioning from Vijayawada,” most of them said.

The association will be the petitioner in the case and would present to the apex court that shifting the HC to a premises in Vijayawada without basic amenities would cause inconvenience to the legal fraternity.

Association president Ramanna Dora said that its vice-president Seetharam and treasurer Aparna Laxmi would leave for New Delhi, for moving the House Motion.

Dissatisfaction

Before passing the resolution, the lawyers expressed dissatisfaction over their association or its office-bearers not being kept in the loop before taking a call on shifting the HC to Vijayawada.

“It is injustice to our community of lawyers who fight to secure justice for others. It is time we at least take the matter to the notice of the apex court,” some of them said.

It was the association which should take lead during 'the crisis'.

“The association president is the driver of the bus of lawyers. Now, he landed the bus in a gorge and he should come to the rescue of other lawyers to come out of the accident,” said a lawyer, rather in lighter vein.

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