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Vadodara lawyers boycott courts protesting attack on Nyay Mandir

Written by: Staff

Vadodara, May 9 (UNI) Work in Vadodara court was paralysed today as the members of the Baroda Bar Association (BBA) went on a two-day strike from today, protesting against the recent mob attack on the court.

On May one, a 200-strong mob attacked the District and Sessions court building and burnt or damaged about 10 vehicles, mostly belonging to the advovates, as riots spread in the city following demolition of a dargah at the sensitive Fatehpura area by Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC). Immediately after the incident, all the courts in the building were closed.

Taking sou motu cognizance of the reported mob attack on the judiciary, Gujarat High Court had recently directed Police Commissioner Deepak Swaroop to file a detailed report on the incident.

Though the Raopura police registered a case of rioting in connection with the incident, no one had been arrested so far.

The lawyers, who boycotted the courts today, were protesting against the mob attack and police inaction. They later submitted a memorandum to District Collector Rajeev Topno demanding immediate arrest of the offenders and full-proof security for the court building.

The striking lawyers have also drawn the attention of the chief minister and the chief justice of the Gujarat High Court in the matter.


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