The judge later walked into the premises with the help of police security.

Telangana advocates block Hyderabad HC judges car from entering premisesFile photo: Wikipedia Commons/Cephas 405
news Bifurcation Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 07:54

The demand for the bifurcation of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, saw protesting advocates prevent the visiting HC Judge, from entering the complex for 30 minutes on Saturday.

The Hindu reported that the advocates were shouting slogans and locked the main gate in the north and sat in for protest at the east gate stopping the Judge’s car outside. 

The judge later walked into the premises with the help of police security.

The report adds:

When the advocates aired their ire on the alleged injustice to the Telangana lawyers he said the matter was not in his purview to solve. Lawyers deplored that neither the High Court nor the Centre was bothered despite they boycotting courts for the last one month. They demanded that the Andhra Judicial Officers who gave option for posting in Telangana must quit voluntarily.

The lawyers began the protest last month after the high court issued orders making provisional allotment of judges to lower courts in both the states. They claimed that 130 out of 335 judicial officers allotted to Telangana were of Andhra origin.

They also intensified the protest to demand immediate bifurcation of the high court. Telangana government has also requested the Centre to immediately intervene and set up separate high court for Telangana.

Judges were also part of the initial protest, but they returned to work following a decision taken by the Telangana Judges Association (TJA).

The association resolved to request the High Court to revoke the suspension of 11 judges and drop all further consequential proceedings. It also wanted the High Court to treat the 'leave' period of the officers, which was rejected, as 'sanctioned'.

The judges had gone on mass casual leave from June 28 till July 12 to protest the same issue.

IANS inputs

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