Protesting against suspension of two judges, Telangana judicial officers decided to go on mass leave for 15 days.
The High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad on Monday suspended Telangana Judges Association president K Ravinder Reddy and secretary Varaprasad for the open defiance and violation of code of conduct for judges.
The high court action promoted strong protest from Telangana lawyers’ association. Several lawyers staged a protest at the high court premises.
The lawyers decided to boycott the court of acting chief justice of the high court from Tuesday. They also decided to meet state MPs, the President, Chief Justice of India, the Union Law and Home Ministers to present their case
More than 100 judges kept away from the courts in Hyderabad Monday, demanding that judicial officers who are natives of Andhra Pradesh should be allocated to that state instead of Telangana. Junior and senior civil judges and district judges from across 10 districts of Telangana are participating in the protest.
Scores of judges marched to Raj Bhavan and submitted en masse resignations to protest the allotment of Andhra-origin judges to subordinate courts in Telangana. The judges submitted a memorandum to Governor E S L Narasimhan.
The list of provisional allotment of judges to lower courts issued on 5 May contained 335 judicial officers who were allotted to Telangana and 495 to Andhra Pradesh as part of the bifurcation of the lower judiciary. The association said about 130 officers of Andhra nativity were allotted to Telangana after they exercised the option.