The Bar Council of Rajasthan has extended support to the lawyers in Delhi over the issue of a scuffle between advocates of the Tis Hazari Court and the Delhi police.
The statement issued by the Bar Council of Rajasthan mentioned, “The brutal action of Delhi Police in Tis Hazari Court against advocates is beyond tolerance. The Bar Council of Rajasthan condemns this action of the Delhi Police as a result of which the advocates have been seriously injured by police firing. This proves the irresponsible and criminal behaviour of Delhi Police.”
Seeking judicial enquiry and showing solidarity with the lawyers in Delhi, the statement added further, “The Bar Council of Rajasthan requested the Hon’ble Delhi High Court to take cognizance of the matter and a judicial inquiry be initiated for this brutal act of Delhi Police. In this tough time, we stand with Delhi Lawyers.”
Around 20 police personnel including Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) and two Station House Officers (SHOs) and eight advocates sustained injuries in the scuffle that broke out between police and advocates over a parking issue here at Tis Hazari Court premises on Saturday.
In the wake of the clash, the Bar Council of India has called for a lawyers’ strike across district courts in the national capital on November 4.