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Bihar lawyers go on two-day strike

About one lakh lawyers across Bihar on Thursday went on a two-day strike to protest the killing of three of their colleagues over the past one month.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2009 13:50 IST

About one lakh lawyers across Bihar on Thursday went on a two-day strike to protest the killing of three of their colleagues over the past one month.

"Nearly one lakh advocates owing allegiance to various bar associations have joined the strike," convenor of the coordination committee of the three associations of lawyers of the Patna High Court -- lawyers association, advocates association and bar association -- the sponsors of the stir, Yogesh Chandra Verma told PTI.

The strike has been called to protest against the killing of advocates Jitendra Shahi of Bettiah, Baijnath Prasad Singh of Aurangabad and additional public prosecutor of Araria Dev Narayan Mishra.

The strike was total at the Patna High Court and almost all civil courts across Bihar.

"The legal fraternity is greatly disturbed by the spate of killings. We cannot remain mute spectators to this. The coordination committee had appealed to various bar associations across the state to join the stir and they have responded positively," he said.