Monday, February 15th, 2016

Lawyers to go on strike in UP

Narada Desk | February 15, 2016 11:01 am Print

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Lucknow: Advocates in Uttar Pradesh are likely to go on a strike on Monday. This comes as the aftermath of the recent attacks. They are demanding further investigations into these attacks.

The strike is being called-off after the recent attacks and the murder of the two lawyers, last week. The lawyers were Shrawan Kumar Verma from Lucknow and Ashok Kumar Ahirvar from Hamirpur.

The member of the UP Bar Council, Ajay Kumar Shukla, said that the strike was as a word of protest against the investigation into the two murders which has so far been resulted in no arrests.

Ajay Kumar asserted that the state government till date has not shown any interest in expediting the probe.

At the same time, the Bar Council has also demanded the families of both lawyers be given Rs 45 lakh as financial aid, and in lines with similar compensation given by the Akhilesh Yadav government to Mohammad Akhlaq, a Muslim man who was killed in Dadri last year on charges of consuming beef.

The lawyers have claimed that they will continue with the agitations if their demands were not met and if justice was not served at the earliest.