Chennai, Feb 27 (ANI): Protesting Chennai lawyers, who are boycotting the High Court, are on fast and observing a black day on Friday.
They are condemning the violence in the High Court and demanding immediate action against police officials who carried out February 19 baton charging on lawyers in the Madras High Court premises.
The courts are however, are functioning and there are no report of any untoward incident.
Earlier, the apex court has asked the Tamil Nadu Government to justify the entry of police into the Madras High Court premises on February 19.
Clashes broke out between police and lawyers when police tried to arrest two lawyers who had allegedly thrown rotten eggs on the noted lawyer and the Janata Party President, Subramanian Swamy in the courtroom on February 17.
The lawyers reportedly manhandled Swami, who enjoys Z-category security.
On February 19, a number of lawyers and reporters were injured during the police baton charge after a police post and a number of vehicles were set on fire allegedly by lawyers and turned the court premises into a battleground. (ANI)