Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday strongly condemned the attack on court buildings in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district and ransacking of the official residence of a judicial magistrate by a mob on Thursday.

He said the withdrawal of all the judges from Lunglei district by the Guwahati High Court would have adverse effects on the people of the district and the state government was helpless as the courts are functioning under the high court.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Bar Association (MBA) of Lunglei also condemned the act and said that it would stop working indefinitely in protest against the attack on the judiciary.

The MBA said the mob not only attacked the district court buildings but also ransacked the official residence of the judicial officer.

The lawyers demanded that the local people of Zohnuai locality should pay for the cost of the damages done to the court buildings and the residence of the judicial officer while also demanding that those responsible for the mob violence should be brought to book.