Telangana High court lawyers continue protest

Hyderabad: Litigation work in the Telangana High Court and several lower courts across the state continued to be grounded as the boycott call given by Bar Associations entered the fourth day on Friday. Thousands of advocates stayed away from court proceedings in protest against Supreme Court Collegium decision to transfer the senior-most judge of Telangana High Court, Justice P V Sanjay Kumar to Punjab and Haryana High Court as a junior judge. Rallies were taken out, including in the High Court vicinity, by the protesting advocates demanding the Collegium to recall its decision and either allow Justice Sanjay Kumar to continue in Telangana High Court or elevate him as Chief Justice of any other High Court, to which he is entitled as per his seniority.

Meanwhile, a group of senior advocates, D. Prakash Reddy, S. Niranjan Reddy, L. Ravichander and Bar Association President T Surya Karan Reddy and other office bearers visited New Delhi on Thursday and submitted representations on this issue to the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and other Collegium judges seeking recall of the decision of transfer. The boycott call would end on Saturday evening, and it is expected the courts will resume normal functioning from Monday onwards.

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