" Earlier, the lawyers staged a dharna - and stalled traffic movement on NH-58, NH-24, Grand Trunk Road and other city roads. "
Meerut/Ghaziabad, Sep 4 - An agitation by lawyers demanding a high court bench in western Uttar Pradesh turned violent in Meerut Wednesday when civil administration employees confronted the agitating lawyers.

Ghaziabad lawyers also took out a procession at the collectorate and court compound. After the Meerut violence, the Ghaziabad bar has given a call for boycott of court proceedings Thursday.

Meerut Bar Association president Jaivir Singh Rana said the agitation was absolutely peaceful but half a dozen lawyers sustained critical injuries after being confronted by district administration employees.

The lawyers have reiterated their demand to transfer the district magistrate.

Ghaziabad Bar Association president Rakesh Tyagi - said the Meerut administration used police force against the agitating lawyers.

On Wednesday, the Ghaziabad lawyers remained on strike and took out a procession to awaken the public regarding the demand for a high court bench in western Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the lawyers staged a dharna - and stalled traffic movement on NH-58, NH-24, Grand Trunk Road and other city roads.

Tyagi rued that western Uttar Pradesh with a population of 80 million and spread over 98,939 sq km has no high court bench while states where just 10 lakh people reside have a full-fledged high court.


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