India: Bar erupts in P&H, Kerala over arrested lawyers; Mayhem in Kerala High Court as journos, lawyers clash

July 20, 2016

Punjab and Kerala HC

The Bar has erupted yet again. Two separate incidents of striking similarity have rocked the Bar of three States – Punjab, Haryana and Kerala.

While the lawyers in Punjab and Haryana have abstained from work for the past three days, things in Kerala got out of hand yesterday when lawyers assaulted media persons.

Trouble in both places was triggered by arrest of lawyers.

Punjab & Haryana

The trouble began when advocate Jatin Salwan was arrested on July 1 in connection with a drug case by Chandigarh police. Two other persons were also arrested along with Salwan including a retired police officer.

The arrest followed allegations of  planting opium and fake currency in a car of one Bhagwan Singh, who was arrested by the police last month.

The arrest of Salwan sparked of protests among lawyers, with a number of District Bar associations and the High Court Bar association calling for a strike.

Bar erupts in P&H, Kerala over arrested lawyers; Mayhem in Kerala High Court as journos, lawyers clash

http://www.thenewsminute.com/article/violence-and-lathicharge-kerala-hc-lawyers-attack-media-persons-46833

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