India: Lawyers On Strike In Bengal, Want Justice After Police Crackdown

May 8, 2019

The army of lawyers, who met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, sought action against a senior IPS officer, who allegedly had ordered the police to beat Howrah Court advocates, last month.

Lawyers On Strike In Bengal, Want Justice After Police Crackdown

Around 200 lawyers gathered in front of Kolkata’s Raj Bhawan on Tuesday afternoon demanding ‘justice’ from the state governor.

The army of lawyers, who met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, sought action against a senior IPS officer, who allegedly had ordered the police to beat Howrah Court advocates, last month.

Around 15,000 lawyers across 85 courts in West Bengal have also called for a strike over the alleged attack on them by the police.

Braving the scorching heat Srijit Some, a Howrah Court lawyer who was present at the protest said, “We are here because certain atrocities were committed. The matter is already sub judice by way of a suo-moto PIL before the honourable chief justice.”

“Democracy was destroyed by our state administration on April 24, till today state administration is silent,” another lawyer Shubhajit Bal said.

Thirteen days back a scuffle broke out between the Howrah Corporation authorities and the lawyers of Howrah court over vehicle parking, following which lawyers were “beaten by the police”.

https://www.ndtv.com/kolkata-news/lawyers-on-strike-in-bengal-want-justice-after-police-crackdown-2034416

Bengal Lawyers March to Raj Bhavan, Demand Judicial Probe on Howrah Assault

The WB Governor expressed his anguish on listening the true story of Howrah Court Violence.

Lawyers On Strike In Bengal, Want Justice After Police Crackdown

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/2000-lawyers-join-rally-to-protest-against-howrah-court-clash/articleshow/69229336.cms

YBAI To Rally Against Brutal Attack On Lawyers At Howrah Court Today

https://www.indiablooms.com/news-details/N/49862/howrah-court-incident-to-be-heard-on-monday.html

http://www.uniindia.com/howrah-court-incident-to-be-heard-on-monday/east/news/1590891.html

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/lawyers-strike-spanner-in-incab-revival/cid/1690261

https://eisamay.indiatimes.com/west-bengal-news/kolkata-news/police-attack-on-howrah-lawyers-howrah-court-vandalism-case-today-in-calcutta-high-court/articleshow/69226559.cms (HINDI)

https://eisamay.indiatimes.com/west-bengal-news/kolkata-news/howrah-court-vandalism-case-next-hearing-on-coming-monday-in-calcutta-high-court/articleshow/69230598.cms (HINDI)

https://www.anandabazar.com/state/police-reached-late-to-control-situation-admits-howrah-police-to-court-1.990083 (HINDI)

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UPDATE MAY 10, 2019: The West Bengal Bar Council has extended the strike of Advocates until May 14, 2019 in all West Bengal courts.  The next meeting on the subject will be held on May 14th at 3pm

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