Telangana HC advocates protest attack on lawyer, seek better protection

Mr. Zair was taken to the hospital in a pool of blood, and later, he lodged a complaint with the Mirchowk police.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  1 Dec 2022 2:39 PM GMT
Telangana HC advocates protest attack on lawyer, seek better protection

Hyderabad: The advocates of Telangana High Court Bar Association, on Thursday, protested in front of gate no. 6 of the High Court against an attack on a lawyer.

The lawyers strongly condemned the incident where lawyer Syed Yakub Zair was attacked by goons on the premises of Hyderabad City Civil Court on Wednesday.

The victim, Syed Yakub Zair, said that on Wednesday afternoon, six people were shouting and abusing lawyers on the premises of City Civil Court, Hyderabad. Mr. Zair told them not to create a ruckus on the court premises, and if there is any problem, they should complain to the Bar Association or the Bar Council in the High Court. The six people suddenly attacked him and seriously injured him.

Mr. Zair was taken to the hospital in a pool of blood, and later, he lodged a complaint with the Mirchowk police.

During Thursday's protest, the Telangana High Court Bar Association president Verose Raghunath strongly condemned the attack. Stating that attacks on lawyers have increased in recent times, Mr. Raghunath expressed grief over the attack and murder of advocate Mallareddy in Mulugu and advocate Vijay Reddy in Nalgonda.

Mr. Raghunath demanded that the government immediately respond to the increasing attacks on lawyers and implement the 'Advocates Protection Act' to provide protection to lawyers.

High Court Bar Association secretary Jalli Narender, meanwhile, demanded the immediate arrest of the assailants who attacked Mr. Zair.

Later, the delegates of the High Court Bar Association and advocates met Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and submitted a representation regarding the incident.

Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan said the chief judge of the City Civil Court has been informed about the incident by High Court judge Naveen Rao.

Advocates informed the Chief Justice that there are no CCTV cameras in the City Civil Court and requested him to arrange for them and CJ Ujjal Bhuyan responded positively. He also assured them that he has always supported the welfare of lawyers and will continue to do so.

Telangana Bar Council member Mukheed, Bar Association ex-vice-president Mumtaz Pasha, advocates Mujeeb, Srinivas Yadav, E. Ravinder Reddy, Radhika, Krishna Kishore, Kuskuru Kishore Rao, A. Padmachari, Kavali Venkatesh, Sirasani. Gautham, Jagan Mohan Reddy, Polasa Shankar, Varalakshmi, and others participated.

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