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Published Sep 5, 2019, 2:37 am IST
Updated Sep 5, 2019, 2:37 am IST
Telangana High Court
 Telangana High Court

Hyderabad: Advocates of the Telangana High Court on Wednesday continued to boycott court work, to protest the recommendation of the Supreme Court Collegium to transfer Justice P V Sanjay Kumar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court as a junior judge.

Accusing the Supreme Court Collegium of unfair transfer of the seniormost judge of the Telangana High Court, the advocates said that the Collegium should not act like it was the “Mughal dynasty” to pick someone of their choice for top positions in the judiciary.

The lawyers declared that they would continue the agitation until the Collegium recalls its decision to transfer Justice Kumar as a Junior Judge.

They recalled that the Collegium has made the mistake of transferring some judges in the past such as Justice Rajiv Shankar of the Delhi High Court, who was transferred to the Madras High Court and was later recalled.

On this, the second day of the protest, a rally was held outside the High Court premises, the main demand being that the Collegium rescinds its decision.

The Telangana High Court Bar Association  president, T. Surya Karan Reddy, said that a delegation of advocates was waiting for an appointment with the President of India and Chief Justice of India to take up the issue with them.  He said the boycott of the court would continue till the coming Saturday and a further course of action will be decided at the next meeting on Monday.

In solidarity with the Telangana advocates, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Bar Associa-tion at Amaravati in Andhra Pradesh also resolved to boycott court work for two days starting from Thursday.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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