BELGAUM: A handful of advocates, who disrupted a peaceful procession of the journalists in Belgaum on Monday, would have gone on the rampage but for the timely intervention of the police.
Journalists took out a rally demanding a CBI investigation into the attack on media persons by advocates in Bangalore recently. However, when the procession reached the new Court Complex, a large group of advocates, said to be members of Belgaum Bar Association (BBA), tried to disrupt the procession.
When BBA vice-president R P Patil objected to the protest, the journalists pointed out that the decision to hold stir had been taken at a peace meeting held at SP office on Sunday.
Patil further alleged that media persons were targeting whole advocates’ community. However, BBA members, including president A G Mulwadmath were not ready to look at the memorandum and placards which carried slogans protesting against only a section of lawyers in Bangalore.
Advocates Burn Copies of Dailies
Members of the Belgaum Bar Association (BBA), who had promised that they would not protest against the entire media community, at a peace meeting conducted by the DC and SP, failed to keep their words on Monday.
Angry advocates burnt copies of English, Kannada, Marathi and Hindi dailies.