Advocates seek High Court in Visakhapatnam city, plan stir to enforce demands

A meeting will be held to discuss future course of actions on October 3

Visakhapatnam: Advocates of the three districts of north Andhra are gearing up for a showdown with the state government after the Dasara holidays of local court ends, demanding establishment of high court in Vizag.

Advocate representatives of Bar Associations of Vizag, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts will be meeting in Vizag on October 8 to discuss future course of action to achieve their demand of setting up of High Court at Vizag. This comes after the Vizag Bar Association members received negative response from Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, when they met him on Monday and submitted representation to him on establishing HC at Vizag.

“We have just dispatched invites to the Bar Associations of north Andhra. Sivaramakrishnan committee has clearly stated in its report that Vizag is the best choice to set up High Court. The committee has also identified around 412 acres of government land between Madhurawada and Rushikonda, in which around 100 to 150 acres can be used for HC buildings, offices of judiciary department and judges quarters. CM during his poll campaign has assured that he will not repeat the mistake of Hyderabad model and decentarlise the development and growth. If he is now against HC in Vizag then he had gone back on his promise,” Vizag Bar Association, president, J. Prithviraj told this correspondent.

He added that on Oct 3 meeting will be held in which they will discuss their future course of action which includes mass agitation. While there are around 1,500 registered advocates in Srikakulam,
Vizianagaram has 1,200 and Vizag has around 5,500 advocates.

( Source : dc correspondent )
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