BAJ to abstain from attending courts till Aug 25
The lawyers in Jammu announced boycott of courts till August 25 to show their solidarity with the Shrine Amarnath Yatra Sangrash Samiti.india Updated: Aug 21, 2008 15:44 IST
The lawyers in Jammu on Thursday announced boycott of courts till August 25 to show their solidarity with the Shrine Amarnath Yatra Sangrash Samiti (SAYSS), which is spearheading the ongoing agitation demanding transfer of governemnt land to Amarnath shrine board.
"We have decided to abstain from attending courts till August 25 in support of the Samiti's bandh call," Bar Association of Jammu President B S Salathia told reporters.
BAJ will, however, continue to fight for the cases of those who are being arrested by the police during agitation, he said condemning the firing of teargas shells on protesters.
"We are of the opinion that the inefficient handling of such situations contributed to the deteriorating law and order and resulted in imposing unwarranted curfew, causing harassment to the public at large," he said.