Visakhapatnam

Lawyers to boycott courts for two days

Aggrieved over Supreme Court circular to High Court of Judicature in Hyderabad for AP and Telangana to dispose of all cases prior to 2012 on day-to-day basis, advocates in the city will boycott court work for two days from Wednesday.

“The circular will cause immense hardship to the advocates, litigant public and judicial officials in the State,” Visakhapatnam Bar Association president P. Balakrishna said at a meeting here on Tuesday.

Association secretary K. Jagadeeswara Rao, Bar Council of AP members B.V.R. Murthy and S. Krishna Mohan said the decision to abstain from court work was taken in defence to the call by the AP Joint Action Committee, which strongly opposed the circular.

Senior advocate Lanka Jagannatham said they were not opposed to disposal of cases but hurried justice was no answer to the pendency of cases.

For of Legal Professionals president Kuppili Muralidhar said the bar and the bench were interested in quality of judgements and not the number of cases disposed of.

Landmark judgment

Meanwhile, in a statement here several lawyers including Mr. Muralidhar hailed the Supreme Court ruling holding triple talaq unconstitutional.

He described it as a landmark judgment.


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