The Tamil Nadu government today appealed to striking advocates in the state to resume work in the interest of the people.
Finance Minister K Anbazhagan, replying to Congress MLA C Gnanasekaran's question over piling up of cases in courts following advocates' boycott in the wake of the lawyers-police clash on February 19, said both police and advocates were "duty-bound to the country".
"The advocates should resume work in the interest of the people. They do not have a problem with the court... Even the Chief Justice of India is opposed to lawyers striking work," he said adding some persons were instigating the lawyers to boycott the court proceedings.
The Government's future course of action on the issue would be decided after the probe (by CBI) was over, he said.
The state government had already ordered a CBI probe into the clash incident.
Meanwhile, replying to members' queries on the violence during the funeral procession of Tamizhvendan, who allegedly committed suicide on the Sri Lankan Tamils issue in Cuddalore recently, Electricity Minister Arcot N Veeraswamy said violence broke out after some poeple wanted to alter the procession route, on February 20.