HYDERABAD: More than 10,000 advocates from across the state staged a maha dharna at Indira Park here on Friday.
Leaders from all major political parties and TJAC members participated in the dharna to express solidarity with the protesting advocates. “Even after two years of formation of the state, High Court has not been bifurcated. Congress will raise the issue of HC bifurcation in the Parliament in the ensuing monsoon session,” N Uttam Kumar Reddy, president of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee, said while speaking at the maha dharna.
The Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee (TAJAC), Telangana High Court Advocates Association, Federation of Bar Associations and Bar council members of Telangana took part in the dharna demanding withdrawal of the provisional list, allocating the subordinate judicial officers between Telangana and AP states and immediate revocation of suspension of Telangana judicial officers and employees, “Telangana was achieved to protect the interests of people of the state and to fight injustice. It is not fair to suspend judicial officers who were questioning the injustice done to them. TJAC will fight till the suspension is revoked and stand by the advocates till the HC is bifurcated,” Professor M Kodandaram, TJAC chairman said speaking at the dharna. AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, CPI Telangana chief Chada Venkat Reddy, BJP deputy floor leader in the Assembly NVSS Prabhakar, were present.
“The Centre should appoint an advisory committee to frame guidelines for bifurcation of subordinate judicial officers between AP and TS as per Section 80 of the AP Reorganization Act 2014. We will meet Supreme Court Chief Justice on Sunday and will organise a ‘Chalo Delhi’ progarmme during Parliament’s monsoon session,” said M Rajender Reddy, convener of TAJAC.