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Lawyers attempt suicide at Rohini court

Lawyers attempt suicide at Rohini court

NEW DELHI: On the third day of the strike, the lawyers again held a massive protest outside various district courts in the capital. On Wednesday, a lawyer attempted self-immolation outside the Rohini court in Delhi with lawyers in the National Capital continuing to boycott work in protest of clashes with the police last week.

Identified as Ashish, the lawyer poured kerosene on himself but was stopped from lighting himself on fire by his colleagues. Later, he was seen talking to the media bare-chested. He said " The lawyers' protest was for their own self-respect. The police were openly threatening action against lawyers with their massive protest on Tuesday,"

Meanwhile, another lawyer climbed a building in the Rohini court complex and threatened to jump off it. He was seen standing alone at height as people gathered on the ground persuaded him. Boycotting judicial work, lawyers continued chants of 'Delhi Police haye haye' outside the district courts in Rohini and Saket continued, even though the police personnel called off their stir on Tuesday.

The Bar Council of India appealed to the members of the legal fraternity to maintain peace and harmony in the courts and resume their court work. BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said any incident of violence involving lawyers, police and public will not be tolerated. He said the BCI has taken serious note of all incidents of violence between lawyers and police and all requisite action will be taken against those guilty. Lawyers continued their protest and even stopped litigants from entering Saket court complex. However, at Tis Hazari court, the centre of last week's violent clash between lawyers and police, litigants were greeted with biscuit packets by lawyers. It was a normal working day for Delhi police on Wednesday and the Delhi Police Additional PRO Anil Mittal said that the police is functioning normally at all police stations. Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has appealed to the police force to set aside all provocations and maintain the reputation of the force and perform the duties assigned to them at all levels.

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