Lawyers across Uttar Pradesh have initiated a three-day strike in response to the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh’s call to protest against a police lathi charge on lawyers in Hapur district on August 29. This strike includes lawyers from the Allahabad High Court and its Lucknow bench and will continue until Wednesday. In Lucknow, a delegation of lawyers, led by Kuldeep Narain Mishra, the president of the Lucknow Bar Association of the district court, handed over a memorandum to District Magistrate Surya Pal Gangwar at his office.
The memorandum, addressed to the Chief Minister, demands action against the police officers involved in the lathi charge in Hapur district. Lawyers have also planned to burn effigies of the chief secretary and the police administration on court campuses across the state on Tuesday.
According to Anand Mani Tripathi, president of the Oudh Bar Association at the Lucknow High Court, lawyers from the high court will continue their strike on Tuesday since the state government has not taken action against the police officers involved in the Hapur incident. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered a probe into the Hapur incident on August 30. Hapur police reported that at least eight police personnel were injured in the August 29 incident. Additionally, in another incident, advocate Manoj Chaudary was shot dead inside his chamber at Ghaziabad tehsil on August 30, allegedly by two masked men.
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