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06 Nov 2019 | 12:08 PM UTC

India: Lawyers continue protests in Delhi November 6 /update 1

India News Alert

Lawyers stage protests in Delhi district courts November 6; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruption reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Dehli

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Event

Lawyers from all six district courts in Delhi entered their third day of protest on Wednesday, November 6. Several protests have been reported outside the Patiala, Rohini, and Tis Hazari courts. In addition, the entry of the Saket and Patiala courts have been blocked by protesting lawyers. At around 12:00 (local time), two lawyers reportedly tried to commit suicide at the Rohini court.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Bar Council of India (BCI) called for lawyers to end their strike on Thursday, November 7.

Further related protests are possible in the coming days. A heightened security presence and significant traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of all protests.

Context

Violent clashes broke out between police forces and lawyers at the Tis Hazari court following an altercation over a parking spot on November 2, injuring 60. The clashes triggered strike and protest movements from both lawyers and police forces across Delhi.

Advice

Individuals in Delhi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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