“Lawyers of more than 12 districts have gone on a one-day strike to
press for their demand of setting up a High Court Bench in western UP,” Rajeshwer Dutt Tyagi, spokesperson of the High Court Bench Action Committee said.
Dutt, also the president of District Bar Association, said: “The call for boycott of courts was given by the state High Court Bench Action Committee as we are holding a meeting in Meerut to decide on future course of action.”
Lawyers from western Uttar Pradesh have been demanding since long for setting up a bench of Allahabad High Court in their area for the convenience of both lawyers and their litigants.
At present, the Allahabad High Court has a bench in Lucknow.