The long-pending demand for a High Court bench in Agra has resurfaced ahead of the assembly elections, with lawyers threatening to “not cast votes unless their demand is met.” On Saturday, lawyers staged a protest on the court grounds and refused to work in the Civil Courts.
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Meanwhile, at a meeting of an action committee for the establishment of the HC bench in Agra, it was decided to go on strike every Saturday (a group that is spearheading the movement). They wanted the 1980s Jaswant Singh Commission Report, which recommended Agra as a suitable location for a High Court bench in western Uttar Pradesh, to be implemented.
They wanted to put into action the 1980s Jaswant Singh Commission report, which suggested Agra as a good location for a High Court bench in western Uttar Pradesh. “It is our right,” advocate Yogesh Lavania told the media. “We will continue our protest until we get a High Court bench here.” Another lawyer stated that they would form a human chain and halt all traffic and rail traffic for a day.