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Andhra Govt appeals to Telangana lawyers to call off stir

india Updated: Sep 15, 2010 20:26 IST

Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday appealed to striking advocates of Telangana region to call off their agitation over 42 per cent reservation in different posts as it was ready to consider their "just" demands.

"We are pro-active and supportive. It is not correct to set deadlines as the Cabinet Sub-Committee needs time to go into details (on appointment of law officers). Just demands will be considered," state ministers J Geetha Reddy and M Venkatramana told reporters in Hyderabad.

The government had constituted a three-member Cabinet Sub-Committee (with Geetha Reddy, M Venkatramana and Minister for Forests P Ramachandra Reddy as members) on August 23 to look into appointment of law officers.

"There is no regional disparity in appointment of law officers in High Court," the ministers said, adding the panel has been asked to look into the lapses, if any, in such appointments.

Advocates from Telangana, demanding 42 per cent share for the region in recruitment to the posts of government pleaders, assistant pleaders and standing counsels in the High Court, are boycotting proceedings at the HC and Nampally Criminal Court here since Tuesday.