Jamshedpur, June 4: Denied space to sit, angry advocates created a ruckus on Thursday at Jamshedpur court premises. The protest took place when they reached court in the morning and they could not find place to sit. Advocates declared boycott of their work and said that unless there is a place to sit, they will stay away from work.
Following the High Court’s directive to prevent the spread of corona, the court is functioning through online. For this, the advocates have to come and stay in the court only for two to four hours. Advocates are not allowed inside the court. For this reason, advocates used to stand outside the court premises and handle their work. Moreover, instructions have also been issued to close the bar building.
When the advocate reached the court on Thursday morning, the old bar building was locked while the new bar building was opened. Seeing this, the advocates started protesting and there was uproar. The new building was also closed in view of the commotion and the Bar Association officials asked all the advocates to leave the court premises. In view of the commotion, the security force was deployed on the spot, the drop box kept outside the court premises has also been moved by the advocates. Some advocates say that they will not work until they have a seating arrangement. Any kind of Bell Petition and other important work will not be dealt with by the advocates.
However, Jamshedpur Bar Association President Ajit Kumar Ambastha said that the new bar building was opened because if both the buildings are closed then how will the women advocate and other advocates use bathrooms. So the bar building was opened to use the bathroom.
However, it has been closed down and all the advocates were removed from the court premises. He said that due to the closure of the bar building, the advocates have no place to sit. Advocates stand and work for four to five hours under the sun. In such a situation, advocates are bound to protest.