Even as the Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh (BCUP) gave a call to observe protest day on Friday alleging inaction on the part of the government in connection with the murders of around half-a-dozen lawyers in the past few months,work continued uninterrupted at the Allahabad High Court.
We had asked all the local bars to stage a protest and hand over our memorandum of demands to the District Magistrates. We had left it on them to decide whether they wanted to participate in the legal work or not, said Ajai Kumar Shukla,chairman,BCUP. He claimed that barring the Allahabad High Court,the call for protest day was successful in most of the other courts across the state.
The work went on as usual throughout the day. I was not even aware of the call for observing protest day, said a government lawyer. Another counsel,Satya Prakash Pandey,said: The Allahabad High Court Bar Association may have held some programmes. But the legal work in the court went on like any other day.
Allahabad High Court Bar Association (AHCBA) Secretary,Prabha Shankar Mishra,however,said the Association decided to abstain from the legal work.
HC nod to circus on college premises
ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court has allowed a circus to operate from the premises of a government-aided inter-college,saying that the state government order banning such colleges from renting out their premises for marriage ceremonies and coaching centres did not apply in this particular matter. The court said that putting up shows during vacations would not affect academic activity. The order was passed on a petition filed by Raj Kamal Circus on Thursday.