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Lawyers protest at Yogi Adityanath’s rally

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

As announced earlier thousands of lawyers and activists of different social and other organisations 22 districts of western UP protested outside CM Yogi Adityanath’s rally venue in Shamli on Thursday in support of their demand for High Court bench in western UP.

The lawyers had declared that no voting if no high court bench to western UP in this by-election on Wednesday. As claimed they came out in good numbers and gathered at the Rally venue in Shamli.

Some of the agitating lawyers entered into the rally ground after breaking barriers’ holding placards of their demand in their hands and also raised slogans.

When former minister Sanjeev Baliyan tried to pacify them they hooted shouting ‘go back’.

Finding a determined crowd of lawyers the rally organisers than arranged for a meeting with the chief ministers. A delegation of 20 lawyers and representatives of social organisations called on the chief minister putting forward their demand of a high court bench in west.

Sanjay Sharma, ex-convenor of High Court Bench Sangharsh Samiti, said that CM was convinced and called their demand genuine but said that only High Court and Supreme Court can take decision on it.

Committee’s chairman Rajendra Singh Jani. however, suggested the chief minister that a resolution can be passed in the assembly for setting up the bench in western Uttar Pradesh instead of going to Supreme court and high court but the chief minister refused to it.

Sharma commented that chief ministers had no knowledge of law and claimed that attorney general’s comment in support of the bench was already attached in the file. He said that their movement for the bench would continue.