Vadodara lawyers boycott courts protesting UP serial blasts

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Vadodara, Nov 26(UNI) Work in court across the district was paralysed today following a three-day court-boycott call given by the Baroda Bar Association (BBA) protesting against the serial bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh courts on Friday.

Expressing their solidarity with their Uttar Pradesh counterparts, the agitating lawyers staged demonstrations before the district court at Nyaya Mandir and strongly condemned the terror attack on the judiciary.

BBA president Narendra Tiwari said, the executive committee of the association, which yesterday decided to go on a three-day strike from today, had planned several agitational programmes, including rallies, to highlight the urgency to take more stringent measures to curb terrorism in the country.

Soon after the bomb blasts were reported on the court premises at Lucknow, Varabasi, and Faizabad on Friday, bomb disposal squads and sniffer dogs conducted a thorough search of the Vadodara district court as a precautionary measure. Police continued to receive hoax calls regarding planting of bombs in the court premises ever since it witnessed violent scenes during the 2002 communal riots in Gujarat.


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