Advocates with-hold decision to end court boycott

Last Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 03:38 hrs

Bangalore: An advocates' body today put on hold its decision to temporarily suspend the 13-day boycott of civil courts over violence in a city court and said it would take a final call at a meeting tomorrow in the wake of divided opinions among them over ending the stir.

The Advocate's Association of Bangalore's General Body meeting today resolved to withdraw their agitation launched since March 3, demanding action against police responsible for the "assault" on them at the city civil court complex and also the media for "portraying the legal fraternity in bad light".

The decision to withdraw the boycott of civil courts till March 21 was taken in the wake of a directive from the Chief Justice of the High Court, Justice Vikramajit Sen, AAB President K N Subbra Reddy said.

"It was a fact that we had decided to withdraw the strike till March 21 at the general body meeting. But some members said the issue needs to be debated and another meeting has been called tomorrow to take a final decision. Today's decision has been kept in abeyance till then."

A batch of PILs filed on the violence in the city civil court will come up for hearing on March 21.

Yesterday, Law Minister S Suresh Kumar had held talks with AAB, spearheading the stir, in a bid to end the boycott, but the latter insisted on their demands for action against police and media.

Advocates have been boycotting civil courts since March 3 demanding action against police for "assaulting" some members in the March 2 violence and also against media for allegedly portraying them in bad light.

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